treatment of waste emulsion paint, 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
Europe without Switzerland
Reference year: 1997 - 2000

Location: Europe without Switzerland - Europe without Switzerland
Inventoried waste contains 100% Emulsion paint (remains); .
waste composition (wet, in ppm): upper heating value 11.14 MJ/kg; lower heating value 10.51 MJ/kg; H2O n.a.; O 214760; H 31708; C 268330; S n.a.; N n.a.; P n.a.; B n.a.; Cl 86465; Br n.a.; F n.a.; I n.a.; Ag n.a.; As 0.44122; Ba n.a.; Cd 0.016849; Co n.a.; Cr 1.248; Cu n.a.; Hg 0.0085442; Mn n.a.; Mo n.a.; Ni 0.95527; Pb 0.64946; Sb n.a.; Se n.a.; Sn n.a.; V n.a.; Zn 6.5444; Be n.a.; Sc n.a.; Sr n.a.; Ti 135000; Tl n.a.; W n.a.; Si 149810; Fe n.a.; Ca 113920; Al n.a.; K n.a.; Mg n.a.; Na n.a.;
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 0.707 kg of residues, which are landfilled. Additional solidification with 0.2828 kg of cement.
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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