This work aims to study the disposal of solid waste in a large city (Belo Horizonte), from technical and financial scenarios.
Relevance / originality
The correct disposal of urban solid waste in Brazil has been a challenge for authorities in all government spheres, due to technical and financial difficulties in its management There are still several gaps to be studied on this topic This work innovates
Methodology / approach
Four scenarios were developed using two different technologies for converting waste into energy, aiming to provide the best combination of processes that make the investment feasible, both for the correct disposal of part of the waste that is generated, and for the
In all the elaborated scenarios, it was possible to verify advantages in the financial, social and environmental aspects, which would be indirectly generated when choosing the best option for the implementation of such projects in the region under study.
Theoretical / methodological contributions
The main theoretical-methodological contribution was the adoption of the System Dynamics methodology and its technologies, to study complex contexts in depth.
Social / management contributions
The simulations developed can be extrapolated to other regions and states, contributing to the management of the national energy matrix, depending on the data available for each region.