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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Michael Huber (2013): Entsorgung von Dämmstoffabfällen in Österreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Abfallwirtschaft (ABF-BOKU), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 154. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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This master thesis “Disposal of thermal insulation waste in Austria” deals with the amount and the handling of insulation material waste in Austria. In the course of this paper the basics of the application and disposal of insulation materials, regarding landfill, incineration and recycling are treated. The results are based on literature research, complemented with expert interviews. As in Austria, the quantity of insulation material waste is not recorded, the current amount of this waste stream was estimated on the basis of the amount per capita in Germany. The emergence of thermal insulation material waste is therefore about 21.500 tons per year. A scenario analysis shows a possible increase up to 550 % of the current amount by the year 2050. Due to the legal framework in Austria landfilling is only possible for mineral insulation material. Insulation materials, consisting of synthetic and renewable raw materials, have to be incinerated. By the reason of their high calorific value an application as refuse-derived fuel is possible. Detailed studies about the effects of flame retardants have not been examined yet. Recycling takes currently a minor role in Austria, because of two main problems. On the one hand insulation material waste provides high specific transport costs due to the low density. On the other hand mineral contamination leads to improper quality of waste materials for recycling. The focus of actual research is on solving these two main problems. Finally raw materials and energy consumption during the production of selected insulation materials were investigated. Calculations of the energy payback showed, that the total primary energy demand of insulation materials can be compensated within several months to a few years through avoided heating energy by the application of insulation materials.

Beurteilende(r): Salhofer Stefan Petrus
1.Mitwirkender: Pertl Andreas

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