SWAN platform: A web-based tool to support the development of industrial solid waste reuse business models

Athanasios Angelis-Dimakis, George Arampatzis, Tryfonas Pieri, Konstantina Solomou, Panagiotis Dedousis, George Apostolopoulos

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Abstract

The SWAN platform is an integrated suite of online resources and tools for assessing industrial symbiotic opportunities based on solid industrial waste reuse. It has been developed as a digital solid waste reuse platform and is already applied in four countries (Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Cyprus). The SWAN platform integrates a database with the spatial and technical characteristics of industrial solid waste producers and potential consumers, populated with data from these countries. It also incorporates an inventory of commercially implemented best practices on solid industrial waste reuse. The role of the SWAN platform is to facilitate the development of novel business cases. Towards this end, decision support services, based on a suitable matching algorithm, are provided to the registered users, helping them to identify and assess potential novel business models, based on solid waste reuse, either for an individual industrial unit (source/potential receiver of solid waste) or a specific region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-498
Number of pages10
JournalWaste Management and Research
Volume39
Issue number3
Early online date11 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

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