As part of the project I am working on for my dissertation (which I hope to write about soon), We are currently developing a publicly available life-cycle optimization model capable of analyzing solid waste management (SWM) performance – at both the individual process and integrated system levels – taking into account implications of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies and competing SWM objectives (e.g., costs,
emissions, and diversion targets). This life-cycle model is intended to estimate the costs, emissions, and environmental impacts associated with the processes (e.g., collection, separation, waste-to-energy, composting, anaerobic digestion, landfilling) that constitute the SWM system.
As part of this research we are developing and updating life-cycle models for composting operations. In order to ensure that our models are as accurate and up-to-date as possible we are trying to collect data from composting facility operators. Identifying information is not required and will not be shared if provided. The plan is aggregate
the data from a number of facilities to provide an up-to-date life-cycle model for composting operations.
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with others that may be interested. The final composting model as well as the entire life-cycle optimization model will be publicly available upon completion. Please, email me if you have any questions orcomments.