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IJET 2015 Vol.7(4): 326-332 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2015.V7.813

Environmental Performance Evaluation of Latin American Industries by Using the Industrial Solid Waste Destination Index (ISWDI)

Hosmanny Mauro Goulart Coelho, Liséte Celina Lange, Lineker Max Goulart Coelho, and Matheus Rennó Sartori
Abstract—This research consists in to present the application of the Industrial Solid Waste Disposal Index (ISWDI), that is formed by 7 sub-indexes covering 20 indicators, involving the principles of non-generation, minimization, reuse, recycling, treatment, storage and final disposal. The benchmark that guided the evaluations of ISWDI was obtained from environmental reports, auditable documents and technical visits in the automotive industry textile, cement, power, dairy products and steel industries. The ISWDI developed was simulated from real data and has demonstrated its applicability in the Brazilian reality. Thus, this paper intends to expand the use of the index for Latin America. So, we intend to prove its efficiency in management assessment and to support decision making managers. This analysis was done by comparing the results obtained by the simulation of a Brazilian and a Chilean company, both from the pulp and paper industry. The results proved the efficiency of the model and the compatibility of the expected evaluations. Thus, the ISWDI constitutes a management tool applicable to the reality of Latin America.

Index Terms—Index, industrial waste, environmental performance, waste management.

Hosmanny Mauro Goulart Coelho and Liséte Celina Lange are with Federal University of Minas Gerais, School of Engineering, Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering - Bloco 2 - Sala 4628 - Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627 - Pampulha - Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais - CEP 30.270-901 - Brazil (e-mail: hosmanny@hotmail.com, lisete@desa.ufmg.br).
Lineker Max Goulart Coelho and Matheus Rennó Sartori are with École des Ponts ParisTech 6 et 8 avenue Blaise-Pascal - Cité Descartes Champs-sur-Marne, 77455, Marne-la-Vallée, France.

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Cite: Hosmanny Mauro Goulart Coelho, Liséte Celina Lange, Lineker Max Goulart Coelho, and Matheus Rennó Sartori, "Hosmanny Mauro Goulart Coelho, Liséte Celina Lange, Lineker Max Goulart Coelho, and Matheus Rennó Sartori," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 326-332, 2015.

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