treatment of municipal solid 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/3821:Treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste
AT - Austria
Reference year: 2006 - 2012

Location: AT - Austria
This dataset represents the activity of waste disposal of municipal solid waste in a municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) // Recommended use of this dataset: For average municipal/communal waste mixture. Not suitable to represent any single specific waste material, like plastics, paper, cardboard. If your waste is a specific mixture of waste materials, inventory the respective waste materials individually. // Inventoried waste contains 92.8% average municipal solid waste, burnable part; 7.23% average municipal solid waste, unburnable (inert) part; . // Waste composition (wet, in ppm): upper heating value 13.05 MJ/kg; lower heating value 11.7 MJ/kg; H2O 225260; O 261060; H 43105; C 338960; S 1532.3; N 3206.1; P 757.42; B 7.3826; Cl 6670; Br 129.32; F 366.39; I 0.012418; Ag 0.73279; As 1.4061; Ba 152.96; Cd 8.0053; Co 1.3807; Cr 139.58; Cu 930.87; Hg 0.65684; Mn 266.19; Mo 2.0065; Ni 52.342; Pb 413.61; Sb 53.368; Se 0.3281; Sn 99.553; V 9.4572; Zn 1127.9; Be 470.85; Sc n.a.; Sr n.a.; Ti 2616.4; Tl n.a.; W n.a.; Si 49786; Fe 23628; Ca 18346; Al 11395; K 2132.7; Mg 2568.9; Na 4741.6; // Share of carbon in waste that is biogenic 61.1%. // Share of metals in waste not oxidised and bulk-recyclable (exclude very small or thin parts) Iron: 72.06%; Alu: 38.71%; Copper: 45.44%. // One kg of this waste produces 0.2221 kg of slag and 0.02224 kg of residues, which are landfilled. Additional solidification with 0.008896 kg of cement. // Net energy production: 1.39MJ/kg electric energy and 2.85MJ/kg thermal energy. // Recovery of metal scrap to recycling: 9.7909g iron scrap, 1.2162g aluminium scrap, 0.12319g copper scrap.
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%. 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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