Biopotentiality as an index of environmental compensation for composting plants

Alberto Pivato, Stefano Vanin, Luca Palmeri, Alberto Barausse, Giovanni Mangione, Michele Rasera, Monego Gianluca

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1607-1615
Number of pages9
JournalWaste Management
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

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Pivato, A., Vanin, S., Palmeri, L., Barausse, A., Mangione, G., Rasera, M., & Gianluca, M. (2013). Biopotentiality as an index of environmental compensation for composting plants. Waste Management, 33(7), 1607-1615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2013.03.023
Pivato, Alberto ; Vanin, Stefano ; Palmeri, Luca ; Barausse, Alberto ; Mangione, Giovanni ; Rasera, Michele ; Gianluca, Monego. / Biopotentiality as an index of environmental compensation for composting plants. In: Waste Management. 2013 ; Vol. 33, No. 7. pp. 1607-1615.
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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; Gianluca, Monego.

In: Waste Management, Vol. 33, No. 7, 07.2013, p. 1607-1615.

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