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Scaling up the treatment of the fine fraction from landfill mining: Mass balance and cost structure

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Scaling up the treatment of the fine fraction from landfill mining : Mass balance and cost structure. / Mönkäre, Tiina; Palmroth, Marja R.T.; Sormunen, Kai; Rintala, Jukka.

julkaisussa: Waste Management, Vuosikerta 87, 15.03.2019, s. 464-471.

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Mönkäre, Tiina ; Palmroth, Marja R.T. ; Sormunen, Kai ; Rintala, Jukka. / Scaling up the treatment of the fine fraction from landfill mining : Mass balance and cost structure. Julkaisussa: Waste Management. 2019 ; Vuosikerta 87. Sivut 464-471.

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