treatment of bilge oil, hazardous waste incineration, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
E:Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities/38:Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery/382:Waste treatment and disposal/3822:Treatment and disposal of hazardous waste
GLO - Global
Reference year: 1997 - 2000

Location: GLO - Global
Inventoried waste contains 100% bilge oil; .
waste composition (wet, in ppm): upper heating value 4.098 MJ/kg; lower heating value 1.92 MJ/kg; H2O 900000; O 1300; H 10000; C 84000; S 3650; N 1000; P 0.0004; B n.a.; Cl n.a.; Br n.a.; F n.a.; I n.a.; Ag n.a.; As n.a.; Ba n.a.; Cd n.a.; Co n.a.; Cr n.a.; Cu n.a.; Hg n.a.; Mn n.a.; Mo n.a.; Ni 0.079; Pb 0.001; Sb n.a.; Se n.a.; Sn n.a.; V 33.1; Zn n.a.; Be n.a.; Sc n.a.; Sr n.a.; Ti n.a.; Tl n.a.; W n.a.; Si 0.6; Fe 2.8; Ca 0.6; Al n.a.; K n.a.; Mg n.a.; Na 3.5;
Share of carbon in waste that is biogenic 0%.
Net energy produced in HWI: 17.11MJ/kg electric energy and 1.27MJ/kg thermal energy
Allocation of energy production: no substitution or expansion. 100% of burden allocated to waste disposal function of HWI.
One kg of this waste produces 0.001425 kg of residues, which are landfilled. Additional solidification with 0.0005702 kg of cement.
[The full documentation of this dataset was originally provided in the corresponding ecoinvent report from the Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories, which is accessible for free to guests and users of ecoinvent version 2 ( The dataset may subsequently have been subjected to central changes to the database, as described in the respective change report for each new release.]
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Swiss HWI plant in 2000 with wet flue gas scrubber and low-dust SCR DeNOx facility. Gross thermal efficiency 74.4% and gross electric efficiency 10%.

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
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