Imperial College London

ProfessorStephenSmith

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor of Bioresource Systems
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6051s.r.smith

 
 
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Assistant

 

Miss Judith Barritt +44 (0)20 7594 5967

 
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Location

 

229Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Grimes:2018:10.1680/jwarm.17.00019,
author = {Grimes, SM and Ciuffa, F and Cooper, J and Smith, SR},
doi = {10.1680/jwarm.17.00019},
journal = {Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Waste and Resource Management.},
pages = {114--120},
title = {Development of a vacuum-packing system for food waste from urban catering facilities},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jwarm.17.00019},
volume = {171},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - A novel vacuum-packing system is developed for food waste storage and collection under the conditions found in high-density urban and metropolitan catering establishments that has the following beneficial outcomes: (a) a reduction of 38% in the volume of food waste to be stored for collection; (b) a reduction in the physical space required on-site for storage of multiple vacuum packs of waste; (c) containment of the food waste stored in sanitised conditions, thus maintaining the integrity of the waste and extending the useful life of the waste in terms of its ideal composition for optimum beneficial recovery by anaerobic digestion or in-vessel composting, and reducing problems due to odour and vermin; and (d) reduction in the number of vehicle movements required to transfer the wastes to treatment facilities and their environmental impacts, while also achieving savings of £13–16 per bin lift in London, along with a considerable reduction in overall cost.
AU - Grimes,SM
AU - Ciuffa,F
AU - Cooper,J
AU - Smith,SR
DO - 10.1680/jwarm.17.00019
EP - 120
PY - 2018///
SN - 1747-6526
SP - 114
TI - Development of a vacuum-packing system for food waste from urban catering facilities
T2 - Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Waste and Resource Management.
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jwarm.17.00019
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/57241
VL - 171
ER -