Waste to Energy Conversion Technology

Edited by

  • Naomi Klinghoffer, Columbia University
  • Marco Castaldi, City College of City University of New York, USA

Increasing global consumerism and population has led to an increase in the levels of waste produced. Waste to energy (WTE) conversion technologies can be employed to convert residual wastes into clean energy, rather than sending these wastes directly to landfill. Waste to energy conversion technology explores the systems, technology and impacts of waste to energy conversion.

Part one provides an introduction to WTE conversion and reviews the waste hierarchy and WTE systems options along with the corresponding environmental, regulatory and techno-economic issues facing this technology. Part two goes on to explore further specific aspects of WTE systems, engineering and technology and includes chapters on municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion plants and WTE systems for district heating. Finally, part three highlights pollution control systems for waste to energy technologies.

Waste to energy conversion technology is a standard reference book for plant managers, building engineers and consultants requiring an understanding of WTE technologies, and researchers, scientists and academics interested in the field.
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Facilities/plant managers; Environmental/renewable energy/building engineers and consultants; Utilities departments in government and non-government organizations; Researchers, scientists and academics in the fields of waste management/energy recovery or small combustion plant management


Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-85709-011-9

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction to waste to energy conversion: Waste to energy (WTE): An introduction; Environmental and social impacts of waste to energy (WTE) conversion plants; Life cycle assessment (LCA) and its application to sustainable waste management; Feedstocks for waste to energy (WTE) systems: Types, properties and analysis. Part 2 Waste to energy systems, engineering and technology: Pre-processing and treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) prior to incineration; Municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion plants; Waste firing in large combustion plants; Waste to energy (WTE) systems for district heating; Gasification and pyrolysis of municipal solid waste (MSW). Part 3 Pollution control systems for waste to energy technologies: Transformation of waste combustion facilities from major polluters to pollution sinks; Air quality equipment and systems for waste to energy (WTE) conversion plants.