Mechanical-biological treatment of waste prior to disposal - an alternative for improving the conditions of inadequately controlled dumps in developing countries?
The first step in implementing the supraregional project to assess the potentials of mechanical-biological ultimateresidue treatment in developing countries will be to compile information on pertinent literature, practical experience and relevant institutions and carry out a detailed waste-management analysis of the information in cooperation with ongoing technical (cf. Appendix 1, table 1) and financial cooperation projects. On that basis, regions and partners interested in cooperating in pilot-measures will be identified. Various technical and economic performance criteria will be investigated by means of the planning, implementation and technical backstopping of pilotscale mechanical-biological waste treatment applications. Special focus will be placed on socio-economic factors and impacts on target groups