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Construction waste: diagnosis of the situation in the municipality of Pirapozinho, SP

Grant number: 14/26070-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering
Principal researcher:Maria Cristina Rizk
Grantee:Nataly Tanno
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


The irregular disposal of construction and demolition waste (CDW), which are those from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition of civil construction, is responsible for many environmental and health impacts, such as siltation of rivers, streams and lakes, and can cause the appearance and multiplication of disease vectors, which affects the life's quality of the society. The correct management of these wastes can reduce the problems showed and could become more sustainable the construction industry. In terms of management of this waste, the key step is to conduct a diagnosis that can identify and quantify the waste generation, information necessary to draw up management plans of the construction and demolition waste. So, this study aims to develop a diagnosis of the construction waste in the municipality of Pirapozinho - SP, which will include the literature review; identification of the main generators of CDW; questionnaires to assess the steps management of CDW, including since the generation until the final disposition; identification of the CDW collectors/transporters; identification of the CDW final destination alternatives in the city; identification of the irregular disposal areas in the city; maps of the irregular disposal areas of CDW in the city; establishment of guidelines that may help in the formulation and implementation of the Municipal Management Plan of Construction Waste. With the information obtained in this study, it is expected to leverage actions with the local population to improve the environmental quality, social and economic, related to this type of solid waste. (AU)

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