Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Mello, Natalie A.

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica


This project, prepared for the Ministerio del Ambiente y Energia (MINAE) in San Jose, Costa Rica, examined methods to monitor industrial waste management practices while raising community knowledge about cleaner production. The following report describes our development of an online questionnaire, a waste estimation model and a brochure encouraging proper waste management within commercial centers. Through the use of technology, our project aims to enhance MINAE's ability to monitor the waste generation and disposal techniques of Costa Rican businesses.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering