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4/2005

SPECTRUM
A new technology for electric-waste processing is under preparation*6
Biowastes are "trendy" now 7
Experimental landfill after 14 years*13


WASTE OF THE MONTH
Hazardous wastes
Excerpted from the Summary Report on implementation programmes of the Waste Management Plan of the CR*8

A review of waste handling. Proposals and recommendations. Selected measures to be taken to achieve the goals of WMP CR.
Polychlorinated biphenyls*10
What does it mean "hazardous waste"?*11

How is the term "hazardous waste" defined by law? Hazardous "other wastes".
Medical mercury thermometers*13
Inconspicuous hazardous waste.

TOPIC OF THE MONTH
Analysis in environment
Tasks and possibilities of field analytics*14

What is the mission of field analytics, what are its capabilities? A new generation of portable X-ray spectrometers.
Effect of recycled materials on environment*15
Assessment of ecotoxicity*16

Drawbacks of currently used methods. The present state in the EU and the application of new tests in the CR.
New instruments for chemical analyses*18
Information on three new spectrometers on the Czech market. Firm presentation of BAS Rudice, s.r.o.
A quick analysis of petroleum hydrocarbons*28

MANAGEMENT
Help for designers of the waste management plans*20
Assessment of priorities of individual intentions.

FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION
News from the EU*22
A directive on batteries, electrical and electronic devices, hazardous wastes, vehicles with expired service life, and waste oils.

WASTE HANDLING
Selected wastes in landfillls*22
Trends in landfilling of selected wastes.
Concepts of material utilisation of portable accumulators and batteries in the CR*25
A new thermal procedure under reduced pressure for material utilisation of accumulators and batteries.
MBU line in Wiener Neustadt, Austria*26
A description of the line for mechanical-biological treatment of biowastes.
Wastes from reconstructions of railway superstructure*27
Gravel form the rail bed is a waste not so hazardous as is usually considered to be. In many cases it can be utilised.

SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
Humic substances based on oxihumolite in remedial technologies*29
Oxihumolites appear to be suitable for detoxication of contaminating substances in environment.

SERVICE
Secondary materials. Integrated recycling of wastes - a new industrial segment*12
An invitation to a seminar.
Distant education programme WASTE MANAGER
Technology of environment protection*28
The most important Slovak conference on wastes comes near.
A seminar on waste management plans of municipalities*31
A note on material recycling of plastics
Wastes (Slovak Republic) - contents of issue No. 3/2005*32
Calendar*33
Advertisement price list of *34
Editorial plan for 2005*34
Subscription order form


SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Prague and Wastes
Removal of illegal landfills in Prague
Procedure for assigning commissions. How to prevent the birth of illegal landfills. Practise and general recommendations.