Araguari?s civil construction residues: from the diagnosis to theproposal of a proactive management model

by Marques, Rogério Borges

Abstract (Summary)
Recent surveys carried out in several Brazilian cities show that Construction andDemolition Waste ? RCD represent, in some cases, more than 50% of the mass of theurban solid residues. The municipal administrations have been having difficulties tomanage in an effective way the great amounts of RCD and to solve the problem of theirregular deposit that harm the population?s quality of life and cause serious social,environmental and sanitary problems. This work made a diagnosis of RCD situation inAraguari, with the objective of supplying subsidies to the Municipal Public Administrationfor the elaboration of the Integrated Plan of Civil Construction Residues Management, asforeseen in the Resolution no. 307 of the National Environment Council. Thebibliographical and documental researches provided the current situation of the theme. Thesurveys involved interviews with application of questionnaires and informal interviews andthe field work involved exploratory visits, direct observations, photographic registrationsand the mapping of the deposit areas of RCD. The obtained data were then organized intables, graphs and maps. The estimate of the RCD volume generated in the city was donebased on the registration of the number of deposit made by the transport agents in the locallandfill, about 4314 m³/monthly. The visual and qualitative characterization made itpossible to evaluate the reuse and recycling potential and served as a subsidy for theproposition of a management model that aims to contribute to solving the RCD problem inthe city.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Maria Elisa Borges Rezende; Manfred Fehr; Marcelo Bacci da Silva

School:Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Impactoambiental CDW Solid residues Civil construction Environmental impact Waste


Date of Publication:11/06/2007

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