Decision Support Tools for enhanced landfill mining (ELFM) have been developed using Microsoft Excel and gives prospective ELFM projects support by providing an economic evaluation, an environmental assessment and a social valuation for a proposed ELFM project.
DST for municipal solid waste
The ELFM DST has been developed providing users with 5x MSW composition scenarios. Users can also input their own waste composition data and own input parameters. The tool runs a cost benefit analysis (CBA) for 9 different ELFM scenarios differing in the level of technology and processing effort. The user can decide which criteria are used to determine the best scenario.
An introductory video has been created which introduces the basic features, functions and uses of the ELFM DST.
A user video has also been developed, which runs through the basic functions of the ELFM DST.
DST for extractive waste
The purpose of the EW DST is to provide a preliminary assessment of the feasibility of extractive waste (EW) exploitation, incorporating the social, environmental and economic factors involved in exploitation processes. The tool uses site-specific information to identify which parameters contribute to make EW viable, the costs and benefits, the social and environmental impacts and the fittest process to mine the EW facility.
This supporting document outlines how the EW DST was developed, how to use the EW DST and how to interpret its outputs.