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Source: BAM

Bottom ash from municipal solid waste incineration: Mineral aggregates for construction purposes are recovered from demolition waste as well as industrial and incineration residues. In cooperation with different partners, BAM's department "Contaminant Transfer and Environmental Technologies" put the focus on fine particles.

The global demand on resources is continuously increasing. Countermeasures to mitigate the consumption of resources are usage of secondary raw materials, substitution or recycling. At first glance recycling stands for the return of glass, paper, plastics or different metals in the material flow. However, mineral aggregates for construction purposes are recovered from demolition waste as well as industrial and incineration residues.