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Burlakovs, J., Kriipsalu, M., Klavins, M., Bhatnagar, A., Vincevica-Gaile, Z., Stenis, J., . . . Hogland, W. (2017). Paradigms on landfill mining: From dump site scavenging to ecosystem services revitalization. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 123, 73-84
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2017 (English)In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling, ISSN 0921-3449, E-ISSN 1879-0658, Vol. 123, p. 73-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For the next century to come, one of the biggest challenges is to provide the mankind with relevant and sufficient resources. Recovery of secondary resources plays a significant role. Industrial processes developed to regain minerals for commodity production in a circular economy become ever more important in the European Union and worldwide. Landfill mining (LFM) constitutes an important technological toolset of processes that regain resources and redistribute them with an accompanying reduction of hazardous influence of environmental contamination and other threats for human health hidden in former dump sites and landfills. This review paper is devoted to LFM problems, historical development and driving paradigms of LFM from 'classical hunting for valuables' to 'perspective in ecosystem revitalization'. The main goal is to provide a description of historical experience and link it to more advanced concept of a circular economy. The challenge is to adapt the existing knowledge to make decisions in accordance with both, economic feasibility and ecosystems revitalization aspects. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Landfill management, Circular economy, Ecosystem revitalisation, Resources recovery, Recycling
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-66902 (URN)10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.07.007 (DOI)000403635900008 ()
Available from: 2017-07-13 Created: 2017-07-13 Last updated: 2017-07-25Bibliographically approved
Stenis, J. & Hogland, W. (2016). Cost-effectiveness of recycling and recirculation of natural and energy resources based on the equality principle. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 18(1), 95-109
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cost-effectiveness of recycling and recirculation of natural and energy resources based on the equality principle
2016 (English)In: Environment, Development and Sustainability, ISSN 1387-585X, E-ISSN 1573-2975, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 95-109Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A cost structure is proposed for optimizing the recirculation and recycling of commodities and energy usage considering regional, national and global operating scales. The methodology proposed involves business administration theory and economics and employs the previously introduced equality principle and the model for efficient use of resources for optimal production economy (EUROPE) to impose shadow costs on unwanted material wastes and energy residuals that produce economic incentives to reduce such wastes at the source. A case study presents the practical application of the proposed theory in a national and a global context. It is concluded that the presented methodology is useful for increasing the cost-effectiveness and optimizing recirculation and recycling in the usage of energy resources and natural resources in general. Profitability increases, technology is advanced and environmental conditions improve simultaneously through the application of the EUROPE model to analyze government policy related to the recirculation and recycling of solid wastes and energy. Furthermore, the equity of the distribution of such recirculation and recycling facilities is improved. The developed methods are useful information support tools for decision-making in the management of energy and other natural resources with emphasis on the economics of recirculated and recycled residuals.

Keywords
Recirculation, Recycling, Residuals, Resources, Commodities, Energy
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49928 (URN)10.1007/s10668-015-9627-0 (DOI)000369537000006 ()2-s2.0-84957432774 (Scopus ID)
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Available from: 2016-02-26 Created: 2016-02-26 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Stenis, J. & Hogland, W. (2015). Economising on energy flows at higher policy analysis organizational levels. International Journal of Energy, Environment and Economics, 23(1), 93-111
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Economising on energy flows at higher policy analysis organizational levels
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Energy, Environment and Economics, ISSN 1054-853X, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 93-111Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A cost structure is proposed for economising on the energy usage considering regional, national and global operating scales. The introduced methodology involves business administration theory and economics and employs the previously introduced equality principle and the model for Efficient Use of Resources for Optimal Production Economy (EUROPE) to impose shadow costs on unwanted energy residuals which induce economic incentives to reduce such spillages at the source. A case study presents the practical application of the proposed theory in a national and global context. It is concluded that the introduced methodology is useful for increasing the cost-effectiveness and making the usage of major energy resources in general more efficient. Profitability increases, technology is advanced and environmental conditions improve when the EUROPE model is applied on activities that involve energy spillages at higher policy analysis levels. Furthermore, the equity of the distribution of major energy system facilities is improved. The developed methods are suitable information support tools for decision-making in the management of energy resources.

Keywords
Economising, Energy spillages, Equality principle, Resources
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55169 (URN)2-s2.0-84959321272 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-08-15 Created: 2016-08-10 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Stenis, J. & Hogland, W. (2014). Economic optimization of landfill mining. The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 40(4), 389-398
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Economic optimization of landfill mining
2014 (English)In: The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, ISSN 1088-1697, Vol. 40, no 4, p. 389-398Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper describes a method of optimizing the production economy when excavating an old landfill in order to both minimize its environmental impact and obtain a profit. The analysis employs the equality principle and the 'Efficient Use of Resources for Optimal Production Economy' (EUROPE) model introduced by the first-named author for assigning industrial costs to waste. When using this model, waste has the same economic status as any normal industrial product in line with the inherent meaning of the equality principle. Application of the method to landfill mining then creates novel economic incentives for the improvement of the environment and profitability and the technology used when exploiting older landfills. An introduced key factor enables management to immediately obtain an overall comprehension of the economic, technological and environmental performance of their landfill that continuously can be monitored and evaluated. The results of a Norwegian example imply that impure, and hence unwanted, waste fractions have a certain negative impact on the outcome. This is because of the related internal shadow prices for unwanted wastes and wastes of commercial interest created through use of the equality principle. It is beneficial when landfill mining companies act in accordance with the equality principle to promote sustainable development.

Keywords
Landfill mining, The equality principle, The EUROPE model
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-58735 (URN)10.5276/JSWTM.2014.389 (DOI)2-s2.0-84922369168 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-07 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Stenis, J., Romanov, M. & Hogland, W. (2011). Analysis and classification of the modern methods of ecological normalization of anthropogenic load: Russia vs. the West. Open Environmental Engineering Journal, 4, 181-189
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis and classification of the modern methods of ecological normalization of anthropogenic load: Russia vs. the West
2011 (English)In: Open Environmental Engineering Journal, ISSN 1874-8295, Vol. 4, p. 181-189Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An overview of the classification of ecological normalization methods is presented to facilitate the evaluationof alternatives. An historical review is given of the development of several ecological normalization methods such as LifeCycle Assessment and the International Organization for Standardization's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme and thelike in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), in the European mainland and in the United States ofAmerica. Mathematical models together with medical laboratory experiments were generally used in the former USSRto establish pollution permission levels, whereas environmental management tools are more emphasized in the Westernworld as ecological normalization methods for firms. Perspectives on the future development of these methods are given.It is concluded that the application of methods for ecological normalization is one of the most efficient ways of managingenvironmental matters today and this promotes human health protection. It is also concluded that the movement towardsan increasing accord in quality standards among various countries using a complex approach will result in the continuousdevelopment of ecological normalization methods.

National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-7343 (URN)10.2174/1874829501104010181 (DOI)
Available from: 2010-08-16 Created: 2010-08-16 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Stenis, J. & Hogland, W. (2011). Fire in waste-fuel stores: risk management and estimation of real. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 13(3), 247-258
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fire in waste-fuel stores: risk management and estimation of real
2011 (English)In: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, ISSN 1438-4957, E-ISSN 1611-8227, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 247-258Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Japan: Springer, 2011
Keywords
Fire - waste fuel storage - effects - risk management - real cost
National Category
Natural Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-12981 (URN)10.1007/s10163-011-0013-1 (DOI)2-s2.0-80053917197 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-06-23 Created: 2011-06-23 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Stenis, J., Mutavchi, V. & Hogland, W. (2011). Solid waste management baling scheme economics methodology. Iranica Journal of Energy and Environment (IJEE), 2(2), 104-116
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solid waste management baling scheme economics methodology
2011 (English)In: Iranica Journal of Energy and Environment (IJEE), ISSN 2079-2115, E-ISSN 2079-2123, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 104-116Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A cost structure is proposed for evaluating and improving the ecological-economic efficiency of baling sub-scheme units within solid waste management schemes that end with, for example, incineration for heat and power production. The methodology proposed employs the previously introduced WAste Managements’ Efficient Decision model (WAMED) and the COmpany STatistical BUSiness Tool for Environmental Recovery indicator (COSTBUSTER). The previously introduced equality principle and the Efficient Use of Resources for Optimal Production Economy (EUROPE) model are applied so to in monetary terms express the emissions in case of bale related fire (sol), pollutions from leachate (liq) and odour (g) at a scheme. Previously, the EUROPE model has been applied to residuals from producing industry, the construction sector and whole landfills. A case study presents the practical application of the proposed methodology. It is concluded that the presented novel methodology for evaluation and improvement of the ecological-economic efficiency of solid waste baling management schemes simultaneously decreases the negative impact on the environment and the health of the population, provides the foundation of an investment appraisal support tool for the implementation of solid waste management projects and enables comparative analysis of estimated, actual and prevented monetary damages from the implementation of baling plant units.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IDOSI Publications, 2011
Keywords
Solid waste management baling plants, Pollution, COSTBUSTER model, The equality principle, The EUROPE model
National Category
Environmental Management Business Administration
Research subject
Environmental Science, Environmental technology; Economy, Business administration; Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17275 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-04 Created: 2012-02-04 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Mutavchi, V. (., Stenis, J., Hogland, W. & Shepeleva, A. (2010). Solid waste management by application of the WAMED model. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 12(2), 169-183
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solid waste management by application of the WAMED model
2010 (English)In: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, ISSN 1438-4957, E-ISSN 1611-8227, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 169-183Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article aims to develop a general model for the evaluation of ecological–economic efficiency that will serve as an information support tool for decision making at the corporate, municipal, and regional levels. It encompasses cost–benefi t analysis in solid waste management by applying a sustainability promoting approach that is explicitly related to monetary measures. A waste managements’efficient decision (WAMED) model based on cost–benefit analysis is proposed and developed to evaluate the ecological–economic efficiency of solid waste management schemes. The employment of common business administration methodology tools is featured. A classification of competing waste management models is introduced to facilitate evaluation of the relevance of the previously introduced WAMED model. Suggestions are made for how to combine the previously introduced EUROPE model, based on the equality principle, with the WAMED model to create economic incentives to reduce solid waste management-related emissions. A fictive case study presents the practical application of the proposed cost–benefit analysis-based theory to the landfilling concept. It is concluded that the presented methodology reflects an integrated approach to decreasing negative impacts on the environment and on the health of the population, while increasing economic benefits through the implementation of solid waste management projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2010
Keywords
Solid waste management, Cost–benefit analysis, Decision making, Ecological–economic efficiency, Full cost accounting
National Category
Environmental Management Business Administration
Research subject
Environmental Science, Environmental technology; Economy, Economics; Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17271 (URN)10.1007/s10163-009-0285-x (DOI)2-s2.0-77954399054 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-02-04 Created: 2012-02-04 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Mutavchi, V. (., Stenis, J., Hogland, W., Shepeleva, A. & Andersson, H. (2008). Application of the WAMED Model to Landfilling. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 10(1), 62-70
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, ISSN 1438-4957, E-ISSN 1611-8227, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 62-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A cost methodology is proposed for evaluating the ecological-economic efficiency of a municipal solid waste management scheme based on the recommendations of cost-benefit analysis and the full-cost accounting methodology for municipal solid waste management. The methodology employs the previously introduced waste managements' efficient decision (WAMED) model and the company statistical business tool for environmental recovery (COSTBUSTER) indicator. A case study presents the practical application of the proposed cost-benefit analysis-based theory to the landfilling concept currently applied in Kalmar, Sweden. It is concluded that the presented provisions for evaluation of the ecological-economic efficiency of a municipal solid waste management scheme reflect a novel integrated approach to solving the problem of simultaneously decreasing the negative impacts of municipal solid waste on the environment and the health of the population while providing an information support tool for decision making in municipal solid waste management at regional and municipal levels to improve small-and medium-sized company competitiveness in particular.

Keywords
Cost–benefit analysis, Landfilling, MSW, ECO–EE
National Category
Business Administration Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Science, Environmental technology; Natural Science, Environmental Science; Economy, Business administration; Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-1898 (URN)10.1007/s10163-007-0186-9 (DOI)
Available from: 2010-04-06 Created: 2010-04-06 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Hogland, W., Nammari, D. R., Sandstedt, K. & Stenis, J. (2006). Branden i CemMiljös Avfallslager i Ålborg - Det brinner!. RVF-NYTT, 5, 31-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Branden i CemMiljös Avfallslager i Ålborg - Det brinner!
2006 (Swedish)In: RVF-NYTT, Vol. 5, p. 31-33Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Natural Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Science, Environmental technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-2684 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-23 Created: 2010-04-23 Last updated: 2016-11-02Bibliographically approved
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