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Infrastructural support for waste management at Centro de Ciencias Agrárias/UFSCar

Grant number: 15/26947-0
Support type:Research Grants - Technical Reserve for Institutional Research Infrastructure
Duration: March 01, 2016 - February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Ricardo Toshio Fujihara
Grantee:Ricardo Toshio Fujihara
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Agrárias (CCA). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Araras , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Waste management in universities should be a priority attitude, specially because the great diversity and types of waste generated. Also, the University, and suitably treating their waste, respecting person, public money and the environment, there is an imminent need for alternative technologies and to reduces and reuse the most types of residues generated. In this sense, the objective of this project is to keep projects under development by the Center of Agricultural Sciences UFSCar Waste Management Commission, as well as establishing new projects aimed at resolving remaining problems on campus issues, treading the path of more sustainable processes and the generation and treatment of waste generated. Existing projects and to be expanded / developed, are maintaining organic waste composting processes, to expand that process by building a greenhouse and purchase of a crusher of branches, to increase the capacity and focus disposal procedures of organic waste, generating a compound to be used in the fields of horticulture and gardening designs, reducing the need to purchase and application of mineral fertilizers. Another case concerns the design of maintenance for the proper storage of waste laboratories with distribution and drums ID for packaging these types of waste, reducing the risk of accidents and facilitating further transport to waste treatment by a specialized company. Further, regarding this type of waste, one of the concerns is to acquire distillation flasks for distribution in strategic laboratory, aiming at reducing the amount of waste to be treated, and enabling such waste part recovery with the possibility of reuse or even reduction in the amount to be treated. Strengthening strategies for separating organic waste from recyclables, through the provision of more dumps and identification to enable better visual separation will be handled by this waste management committee. Finally, security for the purchase of personal protective equipment will be addressed within this committee as a way of preventing and reducing the risk of accidents with different types of waste. (AU)