Waste-to-Energy Technologies and Global Applications

Efstratios N. Kalogirou

August 10, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 244 Pages - 13 Color & 142 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138035201 - CAT# K31688

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Features

  • Discusses thermal treatment technologies, including combustion, novel gasification, plasma gasification, and pyrolysis.
  • Offers 35 real-world international case studies from the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
  • Provides different approaches for different geographic areas.
  • Offers a multiparameter WtE model for preliminary technical and financial WtE calculations.
  • Describes policy making procedure, in the public and private sectors as well as in local industry.
  • Examines financial and environmental aspects.

Summary

Through Waste-to-Energy (WtE) technology, plants use waste as a renewable fuel to co-produce electricity, heating, and cooling for urban utilization. This professional book presents the latest developments in WtE technologies and their global applications. The first part of the book covers thermal treatment technologies, including combustion, novel gasification, plasma gasification, and pyrolysis. It then examines 35 real-world WtE case studies from around the world, analyzing technical information behind planning, execution, goals, and national strategies. Results through the years show the benefits of the technology through the life cycle of the products. The book also examines financial and environmental aspects.