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Development of Innovative Rail Wagons for Transport of Municipal Waste “EKO-VAKO”

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The paper deals with the issue of transporting municipal waste from the place of origin to the recycling centres by using rail transport. Since waste management is one of the crucial economic branches of the future, both from the aspect of circular economy and the aspect of environmental protection, all the components, including transport, represent increasing challenges in the everyday requirements for an acceptable transport solution in the freight transport. Relevant scientific and professional papers in the field of studying transport capacities in waste management by using rail transport have been analysed. Apart from the problem of transport capacities, also the papers in the field of environmental protection have been processed, which are directly included in solving the issue of environmental protection from the transport pollution. These papers and their conclusions and methods will be applied in the selection and definition of the necessary criteria that will help in later research in defining and designing of a completely new, innovative product, freight rail wagon which will multiply improve the efficiency of the municipal waste transport. The final part of the paper presents an overview of the literature in the field of rail industry, freight wagons for the transport of various types of goods and the ecological aspects of rail transport as a possible solution that may be used in the transport of municipal waste by rail in an efficient, cost-effective and ecologically acceptable manner.

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Vidović, D., Nikšić, M., Šušak, M. (2022). Development of Innovative Rail Wagons for Transport of Municipal Waste “EKO-VAKO”. In: Petrović, M., Novačko, L., Božić, D., Rožić, T. (eds) The Science and Development of Transport—ZIRP 2021. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97528-9_10

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