Waste Management Research

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  • LEADER OF THE WASTE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LINE

  • "We develop methology and applications for a better waste management. We foster an objective assessment of management options, looking for areas of improvement and helping in its communication."

 Dr. Alba Bala Gala

 

 PARTNERSHIP AND NETWORKS

    Our main ally in this research line is Ecoembes, with whom we've been carrying out many projects within the Green Point Observatory for Packaging Life Cycle. The Sociedade Ponto Verde of Portugal is also a member of the Observatory.
    We are part of the International Expert Group on Life cycle Assessment and Integrated Waste Management, from where we gain knowledge on the latest advances on the subject.

 

RELATED PhDs

  • 2015-07 Marc Delgado Aguilar: Nanotechnology in the paper industry: improved quality and permanence of high-performance and secondary fibers in a circular economy by using nanofibers and biorefino. Doctoral Program in Technology. Polytechnic School, University of Girona. Co-directors: Dr. Pere Mutjé Pujol (UdG) and Dr. Pere Fullana i Palmer (UNESCO Chair). Based on various projects.
  • 2015-04 Alba Bala Gala: Methodological advancements in LCA of waste management systems. PhD Programme in Environmental Science and Technology. Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Co-directors: Dr. Marco Raugei (Cátedra UNESCO) and Dr. Pere Fullana i Palmer (Cátedra UNESCO). Based in the FENIX project.
  • 2012-03 Miquel Solé i Gustems: New model of collection and recycling of the electrical and electronic equipment (toys): experimentation and evaluation of sustainability of the model. Doctoral Program in Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication. Project Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Co-directors: Dr. Rita Puig (UPC) and Dr. Pere Fullana i Palmer (Chair UNESCO). Based in teh R-cicle joguina project.


COMPETITIVE PROJECTS

2010

  • 2010-07 ESCIVerd: EcoEvents: Reducció de residus en esdeveniments i jornades a ESCI.
  • 2010-01 FENIX: Finding environmental life cycle assessment information on packaging waste management thorough flexible software tools and databases.
  • 2010-10 CdTe-EU: Análisis del Ciclo de Vida de sistemas fotovoltaicos de CdTe, incluyendo escenarios alternativos al uso de Cd, en la EU.

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  • 2007-09 ICARO: Iniciativa de Ciclo de vida para Abordar la gestión de Residuos de envases orientada a la sociedad de la información.
  • 2005-11 ESCI-verd: Programa d’implantació de la compra ambientalment correcta i la prevenció de residus a l’Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional.
  • 2004-09 CICLEPELL: Ecologie Industrielle dans la chaîne de l’animal au cuir (subcontratado de EUETII-UPC).


RESEARCH CONTRACTS

2015

  • 2015-10. Comparative Life Cycle study of waste management systems through Integrated Management Systems (IMS) or Deposit, Return System (DRS).

2014

  • 2014-02. Análisis comparado de diferentes opciones de distribución de frutas y hortalizas en España mediante el Análisis de Ciclo Vida. Per a ARECO.

2007

  • 2007-12. Confección de un modelo para incluir el análisis del ciclo de vida en la validación de operaciones de valorización de residuos de acuerdo con los principios de proximidad y suficiencia . Para la Agencia de Residuos de Cataluña. 


SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 2013

2009

  • Bala A. y Raugei M., 2009. Waste Management. Capítulo 5 del libro "Life Cycle Assessment applications: results from COST Action 530: Life-Cycle inventories for Environmentally-Concious Manufacturing Processes" Ed. Fulana, P., Betz, M., Hischer, R., R. AENOR.
  • Fullana P., Bala A., El análisis y la gestión del Ciclo de Vida, capítulo del libro De Residuo a Recurso, 20 años de gestión de residuos en Cataluña. Elaborado por la Agencia de Residuos de Cataluña, pag. 213.
 
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