Pivato, Alberto, Vanin, Stefano, Palmeri, Luca, Barausse, Alberto, Mangione, Giovanni, Rasera, Michele and Gianluca, Monego (2013) Biopotentiality as an index of environmental compensation for composting plants. Waste Management. ISSN 0956053XMetadata only available from this repository.
The Biopotentiality Index is a landscape ecology indicator, which can be used to estimate the latent energy of a given land and to assess the environmental impacts due to the loss of naturalness on a landscape scale. This indicator has been applied to estimate the effectiveness of the measures put in place to provide an environmental compensation for the revamping of a composting plant. These compensation measures are represented by a green belt with a minimum width of 25 m all around the plant, representing both a windbreak and a buffer zone, and by two wide wooded zones acting as core natural areas.
This case-study shows that the compensation index could be used as a key tool in order to negotiate the acceptance of waste treatment plant with the population
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Q Science > Q Science (General)
|Schools:||School of Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences > Forensic Biology Research Group
|Depositing User:||Sara Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||21 May 2013 10:53|
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2013 13:58|
Downloads per month over past year
Repository Staff Only: item control page