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Bottom Up selection, collection and management of URBAn waste

Objective

The aim of the BURBA project is to develop an automatic system to be used for intelligent waste management. The system consists of intelligent waste containers and an IT tool for waste collection and transport management, including RFID’s (Radio Frequency Identification) ability to reliably identify individual receptacles, users, single marked items or waste categories, and cell-phone-based LBS’ (location-based service) ability to allow an easy identification of the geographical position of the most suitable waste container and to improve its utilization by the citizen (the closest one to user actual position, not full, adequate for that waste category, etc). The BURBA rugged system is integrated into “intelligent waste containers” with capacities of 600 litres and over, for urban and industrial waste collection. It includes electronics for data transmission, for quantity and quality of waste measurement and a power pack that may be recharged using environmental energy scavenging. The foreseen IT tool will exploit the collected data in the frame of an advanced Waste Management concept. It will manage appropriately position and time of collection and optimize truck fleet path and queuing to waste disposal plants (for example incinerators that need continuous adequate feeding in quantity and quality); as well as the differential waste disposal to feed recycling facilities. It will compute service metrics and parameters for decision making and resources allocation. It will so far contribute to improve the management of the waste transport vehicles fleet, to minimise transportation path and diminish fuel expenditures as well as to optimise gain of disposal plants and service to citizens and industrial companies avoiding overfilled containers. Additional features of the platform are the support to rapid deployment of the containers on demand having the possibility to track their position and to redirect and reschedule the waste collection activities.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radio frequency
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 477 344,83
Administrative Contact
Simona Bruna (Ms.)

Participants (9)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 320 331,01
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simonetta Danesi (Ms.)
ACORDE TECHNOLOGIES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 431 712,68
Address
Calle El Castro 22N
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pilar Fernendez (Ms.)
KONTOR 46 DI BONASSO MATTEO SAS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 374 655,33
Address
Via San Francesco De Paola 6
10123 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matteo Bonasso (Mr.)
TEKEVER TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 263 738
Address
Rua Das Minas 2 Zona Industrial Estrada Da Foz De
2500-750 Caldas Da Rainha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Sinogas (Mr.)
COMUNE CAMOGLI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 480,65
Address
Xx Settembre 1
16032 Camogli
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agostino Revello (Mr.)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE SANTANDER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 94 900,01
Address
Plaza Del Ayuntamiento 1
39001 Santander
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Samuel Del Vigo García (Mr.)
SHANGHAI AOTO ENVIRONMENT EQUIPMENT CO LTD
China
EU contribution
€ 70 779
Address
Guihua Road Zhangyan 1
200443 Shanghai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoe Wong (Ms.)
GMINA MIASTO RZESZOW
Poland
EU contribution
€ 54 011,29
Address
Rynek 1
35 064 Rzeszow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tadeusz Ferenc (Mr.)
RIDGEBACK S.A.S. DI PAOLO BARATTINI & C.
Italy
Address
Via San Francesco Da Paola 6
10123 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Barattini (Dr.)