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Biopotentiality as an index of environmental compensation for composting plants

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 0956053X

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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

Item Type: Article
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
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 10:53
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2013 13:58


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