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Lessons learned for a more efficient knowledge and technology transfer to South American countries in the fields of solid waste and contaminated sites management

TitleLessons learned for a more efficient knowledge and technology transfer to South American countries in the fields of solid waste and contaminated sites management
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBezama A, Szarka N, Navia R, Konrad O, Lorber KE
AbstractThe present paper describes the development, performance and conclusions derived from three know-how and technology transfer projects to South American countries. The first project comprised a collaborative study by European and South American universities to find sustainable solutions for Chilean and Ecuadorian leather tanneries which had underachieving process performances. The second project consisted of investigations carried out in a Brazilian municipality to enhance its municipal solid waste management system. The final collaborative programme dealt with the initial identification, evaluation and registration of suspected contaminated sites in an industrial region of Chile. The detailed objectives, methods and procedures applied as well as the results and conclusions obtained in each of the three mentioned projects are presented, giving special attention to the organizational aspects and to the practical approach of each programme, concluding with their main advantages and disadvantages for identifying a set of qualitative and quantitative suggestions, and to establish transferable methods for future applications.
URLhttp://wmr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/25/2/148
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