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Evaluation of the potential for recovering energy and detergents through the application of integrated membrane treatment applied to an industrial laundering of work wear

Mattia Giagnorio


Master Thesis – Environmental Engineering - 2015


The aim of the project was to evaluate the potential for recovering water, energy and detergents from the wastewater of an industrial laundry through the application of an integrated membrane treatment (based on the utilization of ultra-filtration membranes).
Analytical procedures for evaluating the amount of surfactants were identified and applied to wastewater samples from the laundry of Odense University Hospital in order to characterize the recovery of free detergents and energy. Economic and environmental evaluation of the integrated membrane treatment were carried out.

Collaboration Partners
Odense University Hospital laundry




© Marianne Rothmann, SDU

Environmental assessment of alternative treatment options of household waste post collection from the region of Funen, Denmark

Marianne Rothmann

The Danish island of Funen (incl. Langeland and Ærø) is used as an example to elaborate on new municipal solid waste (MSW) management strategies based on central sorting. In this study a detailed network mapping of present waste flows and actors is carried out and the data is used in a mass flow model to simulate new collection and treatment scenarios. In order to determine the best possible collection and treatment of household waste a consequential life cycle assessment (LCA) is performed for comparison, considering present and future framework conditions in terms of possible synergies with the changing Danish energy system.  

Collaborating Partners
All municipalities and waste companies on Funen:
Assens: /
Faaborg-Midtfyn: /
Langeland: /
Kerteminde: /
Odense: /
Svendborg: /

Research Project Relations
Energiplan Fyn:

Master Thesis – Environmental Engineering - 2015



© Peter K. Schibye, SDU

Methodology and knowledge platform for the resource recovery from selected WEEE

Peter Klausen Schibye

Master Thesis - 2015
Generalized treatment options for a wide range of end-of-life (EoL) electronics (WEEE) result in less efficient resource recovery due to (1) the varying material composition and product design, and (2) the limitation of the available technologies for treatment. This project analyses the EoL treatment processes at the contemporary Danish e-waste recycling facilities with selected case products. The understanding of EoL system and the performance of selected products is translated into process optimization and design improvement for the product groups. Based on this, a platform is developed for the holistic optimization of resource recovery from different EoL products.

Collaborating partners
Averhoff A/S
H.J. Hansen

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