Successful collaboration between Sostenipra and Gicom in the field of the environmental impact determination. In the recent years the work has been mainly focused on the determination of the environmental impact of the biowaste treatment by composting and the application of the obtained compost.

We have jointly participated in two European projects:

  • Red Internacional en Análisis de Ciclo de Vida y Ecodiseño para la Innovación Ambiental de la Tecnología. (Ref. ECOTECH – SUDOE SOE2/P1/E377). 2011-2013
  • Low Cost-Zero Waste Municipality. (Ref. 1G/MED08-533). 2009-2011

In the frame of this collaboration we have jointly published some articles in indexed Journals:

  • Quirós, R., Villalba, G., Muñoz, P., Font, X., Gabarrell, X. Environmental and agronomical assessment of three fertilization treatments applied in horticultural open field crops. Journal of Cleaner Production 67, 147-158 (2014)
  • Barrena, R., Font, X., Gabarrell, X., Sánchez, A. Home composting versus industrial composting: Influence of composting system on compost quality with focus on compost stability. Waste Management. 34(7), 1109-1116 (20014).
  • Quirós, R., Villalba, G., Muñoz, P., Colón, J., Font, X., Gabarrell, X. Environmental assessment of two home composts with high and low gaseous emissions of the composting process. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 90, 9-20 (2014).
  • Quirós, R., Gabarrell, X., Villalba, G., Barrena, R., García, A., Torrente, J., Font, X. The application of LCA to alternative methods for treating the organic fiber produced from autoclaving unsorted municipal solid waste: Case study of Catalonia. Journal of Cleaner Production (2014).
  • Villalba, G., Bueno, S., Gabarrell, X., Font, X. GHG contribution of sorting plants and mechanical biological treatment plants – Case study of Catalonia, Spain. Villalba, G., Bueno, S., Gabarrell, X., Font, X. Waste Management. 32, 10, 1999-2002 (2012).
  • Villalba, G., Bueno, S., Gabarrell, X., Font, X., Verma, R. A Glance at the World Waste Management 32 (10), 1999-2002 (2012)
  • The use of life cycle assessment for the comparison of biowaste composting at home and full scale. Martínez-Blanco, J., Colón J., Gabarrell, X., Font, X., Sánchez, A., Artola, A., Rieradevall, J. Waste Management. 30, 983-994 (2010).
  • Environmental assessment of home composting. Colón, J., Martínez-Blanco, J., Gabarrell, X., Artola, A., Sánchez, A., Rieradevall, J., Font, X. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 54, 11, 893-904, (2010).
  • Performance of an industrial biofilter from a composting plant in the removal of ammonia and VOCs after material replacement. Colón, J., Martínez-Blanco, J., Gabarrell X., Rieradevall, J., Font, X., Artola, A. i Sánchez, A. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 84, 8, 1111-1117 (2009).
  • Recovery of organic wastes in the Spanish wine industry. Technical, economic and environmental analyses of the composting process. Ruggieri, L., Cadena, E., Martínez-Blanco, J., Gasol, C.M., Rieradevall, J., Gabarrell, X., Gea, T., Sort, X. i Sánchez, A. Journal of Cleaner Production. 17, 9, 830-838 (2009).