Project: Prevention and Mitigation of Waste Fires (PreMiWaFi)
The project focuses on the issue of waste fires in the Baltic Sea region.
Muhammad Asim Ibrahim
Other project members
William Hogland, Linnaeus University; Mait Kriipsalu, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia; Tsitsino Turkadze, Akaki Tsereteli State University, Georgia; Katarzyna Grzesik, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; Ruta Bendere and Dace Arina, The Waste Management Association of Latvia; Gintaras Denafas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania; Vadym Nizhnyk, Institute of Public Administration and Research in Civil Protection, Ukraine; Viktor Putrenko, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, National Technical University of Ukraine; Valeriy Mykhaylenko, Taras Shevchenko national university of Kyiv, Ukraine
Linnaeus University, Sweden; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia; Akaki Tsereteli State University, Georgia, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; The Waste Management Association of Latvia; Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania; Institute of Public Administration and Research in Civil Protection, Ukraine; Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, National Technical University of Ukraine; Taras Shevchenko national university of Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Swedish Institute
1 October 2022 – 31 December 2023
Environmental Science (Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences)
More about the project
Waste and recycling industry is flourishing around the globe. One of the serious challenges with various stages of waste recycling chain (collection, transportation, storage, recovery, recycling) is risk of spontaneous fires. Both frequency and intensity of waste fires has increased in past decades. The composition of waste fractions constant changes and everyday, waste management companies have to handle new material with unknown fire risks. Recent statistics shows that the underlying causes of half of waste fire incidents are unknown.
There is a lot to be learnt from the past incidents of waste fires. An increased interaction and exchange of knowledge between various actors among the Baltic Sea countries is necessary to address the problem of waste fires, especially in the context that thousands of tons of waste is traded between Baltic Sea countries every year.
The project is directed towards development of international networking between various actors and objective is to overall enhance the capacity of the region to mitigate the risk of waste fires, improve the health and safety standards of waste industry and to learn from each other’s experiences.
The project is part of the research in The Environmental Science and Engineering Group (ESEG) research group.