Household waste/VOCs

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Household waste management is a challenging and complicated environmental, economic and social issue. Measuring waste emissions contributes to regulatory monitoring and in coping with safety, health and odor-related issues. VOCs produced in the rubbish bins of mixed household waste as well as in composting of the household waste can vary in type and concentrations.

Household waste emissions in urban disposal bins


Publications:

  • A. Agapiou, G. Pallis, J. Vamvakari, A. Pappa, “Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds from Household Composters”, 6th International Conference, Instrumental Methods of Analysis-Modern Trends and Applications (IMA 2009), 4-8 October 2009, Athens, Greece.
  • S. Karma, A. Agapiou, G.C. Pallis, M. Statheropoulos, K. Pericleous, Field analytical methods for monitoring odor dispersion in waste water treatment plants, 16th International Conference On-Site Analysis for Homeland Security, Forensics and Environmental Remediation, January 27-30, 2008, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Statheropoulos M, Agapiou A, Pallis G, A study of volatile organic compounds evolved in urban waste disposal bins Atmospheric Environment. 2005;39(26):4639-45 View at publisher

Conference presentations

  • M. Statheropoulos, A. Agapiou, G.C. Pallis, S. Karma, “Chemical background in collapsed buildings: the household waste organic fraction”, 17th International Conference On-Site Analysis for Homeland Security, Forensics and Environmental Remediation, January 25-28, 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.