treatment of lead in car shredder residue, municipal incineration with fly ash extraction, 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/3821:Treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste
CH - Switzerland
Reference year: 2006 - 2012

Location: CH - Switzerland
This dataset represents the activity of waste disposal of lead in car shredder residue in a municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) // Recommended use of this dataset: For disposal of rather fine or dusty lead, which goes to incineration as part of Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR). Due to fine grain size of the particles, 50% burnability is assumed, therefore not suited for less fine lead parts in waste. Pure, isolated lead fractions will not be disposed in incinerators, but rather go to recycling. // Inventoried waste contains 50% Pb in ASR burnable; 50% Pb in ASR inert; . // Waste composition (wet, in ppm): H2O n.a.; O n.a.; H n.a.; C n.a.; S n.a.; N n.a.; P n.a.; 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 n.a.; Pb 1000000; Sb n.a.; Se n.a.; Sn n.a.; V n.a.; Zn n.a.; Be n.a.; Sc n.a.; Sr n.a.; Ti n.a.; Tl n.a.; W n.a.; Si n.a.; Fe n.a.; Ca n.a.; Al n.a.; K n.a.; Mg n.a.; Na n.a.; // Share of carbon in waste that is biogenic 60.4%. // Share of metals in waste not oxidised and bulk-recyclable (exclude very small or thin parts) Iron: 0%; Alu: 0%; Copper: 0%. // Recovery of metal scrap from bottom ash to recycling: 0g iron scrap, 0g aluminium scrap, 0g copper scrap. From this waste, the FLUWA process in the technology mix recovers 0.00972kg (DM) of a hydroxide sludge to be recycled in zinc furnaces. // Ultimately one kg of this waste produces 1.171 kg of bottom ash (can include some washed ash) and 0.1504 kg of residues, which are landfilled (technology mix). Additional solidification of residues with 0.06014 kg of cement.Net energy production: 0MJ/kg electric energy and 0MJ/kg thermal energy. //
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.


average Swiss MSWI plants in 2010 (grate incinerators) with electrostatic precipitator for fly ash (ESP), wet flue gas scrubber and 25% SNCR , 42.77% SCR-high dust , 32.68% SCR-low dust -DeNOx facilities and 0% without Denox (weighted according to mass of burnt waste, representing Swiss average). Efficiency of iron scrap separation from slag : 58%. Efficiency of non-ferrous scrap separation from slag : 31%. The technology mix for this dataset includes a filter ash treatment (FLUWA) of a share of 46.22%. Gross electric efficiency technology mix 15.84% and Gross thermal efficiency technology mix 28.51%

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