Conditions for the development of anaerobic digestion technologies using the organic fraction of municipal solid waste: perspectives for Poland

Anna Rolewicz-Kalińska , Anna Oniszk-Popławska , Judyta Wesołowska , Elżbieta Ryńska


This article outlines problems related to the location of facilities designed to treat the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW). Anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities are investigated as a treatment option, while taking into account the aspects of renewable energy generation. This research has been spurred on by the relationship between waste management, energy generation issues and spatial planning procedures. The analysis is focused on urban and semi-urban areas of medium and large cities. One of the most difficult issues associated with siting of waste processing plants is its integration with local infrastructures, avoiding conflicts and negative environmental impacts at the same time. This research aims to analyse possible locations for AD plants fuelled by OFMSW in Poland. Based on the experience gained from other countries and lessons learnt from the analysis of existing facilities in Europe, conditions for the location of this type of waste treatment plants have been defined, with the focus on economic, environmental and social issues. Most likely, the results of the multicriteria decision analysis for siting of municipal solid waste AD plants (M-BIST tool) could be transferred to other countries, especially those with a comparable GDP level and a similar framework for a waste management system.
Author Anna Rolewicz-Kalińska (FEE / CEP)
Anna Rolewicz-Kalińska,,
- Chair of Environmental Protection
, Anna Oniszk-Popławska (FA / CUDPP)
Anna Oniszk-Popławska,,
- Chair of Urban Design and Physical Planning
, Judyta Wesołowska (FA / CUDPP)
Judyta Wesołowska,,
- Chair of Urban Design and Physical Planning
, Elżbieta Ryńska (FA / DCEIIE)
Elżbieta Ryńska,,
- Department of Civil Engineering, Infrastructure Investment and Economics
Journal seriesEnvironment, Development and Sustainability, ISSN 1387-585X, e-ISSN 1573-2975
Issue year2016
Pages1279 - 1296
Publication size in sheets0.85
Conference2nd International Conference on Energy and Environment: Bringing Together Engineering and Economics, 18-06-2015 - 19-06-2015, Guimarães , Portugalia
Keywords in Englishanaerobic digestion, organic waste, biogas, renewable energy, energy from waste, spatial planning, siting issues
ASJC Classification2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; 2002 Economics and Econometrics; 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
Score sourceconferenceIndex
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 05-08-2020, ArticleFromJournalAndMatConfByConferenceseries
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 05-08-2020, ArticleFromJournalAndMatConfByConferenceseries
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 2; Scopus Citations = 6; GS Citations = 6.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.967; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.379 (2)
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