Waste-to-Energy - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128160794


3rd Edition

Technologies and Project Implementation

Authors: Marc Rogoff Francois Screve
Paperback ISBN: 9780128160794
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 3rd June 2019
Page Count: 228
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Waste-to-Energy: Technologies and Project Implementation, Third Edition, covers in detail programs and technologies for converting traditionally landfilled solid wastes into energy through waste-to-energy projects. It includes coverage of the latest technologies and practical engineering challenges as well as an exploration of the economic and regulatory context for the development of WTE. In addition to technology itself, the book explores implementation concepts, as well as waste feedstock characterization and flow control. It also delves into some of the key issues surrounding the implementation of waste-to-energy systems, such as site selection and regulatory aspects. The financial and economic implications of implementing and operating WTE systems are also discussed, including costs and financing options.

Professionals working on planning and implementing waste-to-energy systems have in this third edition updated information on all the practical issues involved in these efforts. The book’s practical approach and strong coverage of technical aspects make it a must-have reference for engineers and energy researchers developing and implementing waste-to-energy conversion systems. Those entering the field will benefit from the broad overview the book provides, which will also be useful for municipalities, policy makers, government officials and industry managers interested in sustainable pathways for solid waste management.

Key Features

  • Explores the most current available technology for waste-to-energy conversion from municipal solid wastes, as well as all practical aspects involved in project implementation and management, including site selection, financing, procurement, ownership, and permissions
  • Includes recent case studies from around the world that provide an insight into the different approaches to planning and implementation of WTE
  • This new edition has been updated with the latest technology and expanded to include information on thermochemical and biochemical conversion systems


Engineering researchers and practitioners involved in the development and implementation of waste to energy generation technologies or starting in the field. Professionals in waste-to-energy and waste management. Municipalities, policy makers, government officials and industrial managers

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and overview

1.1. The growing solid waste disposal problem

1.2. The trends towards WTE

1.3. Climate change and WTE

Chapter 2. Project implementation concepts

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Developing the project team

2.3. Risk assessment

2.4. Implementation process

2.5. Implementation project scheduling

2.6. Implementation project costs

2.7. Public information programs

Chapter 3. WTE technology

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Basic combustion system

3.3. Stages of combustion

3.4. Mass-burning

3.5. Modular combustion

3.6. Refuse derived fuel (RDF) systems

3.7. Fluidized bed systems

3.8. Emerging waste conversion technologies

3.9. Summary

Chapter 4. Solid waste composition and quantities

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Types of solid waste

4.3. Solid waste quantities

4.4. Waste composition methodology

4.5. Waste sorting

Chapter 5. Waste flow control

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Flow control mechanisms

Chapter 6. Selecting the facility site

6.1. Introduction

6.2. The site selection process

6.3. Site screening process

6.4. Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in siting

Chapter 7. Energy and materials markets

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Energy markets

7.3. Materials markets

7.4. Projected energy production from a proposed WTE facility

Chapter 8. Permitting issues

8.1. Introduction

8.2. US solid waste combustor air emissions

8.3. International air emission regulations

8.4. Solid waste combustor ash management

Chapter 9. Procurement of WTE systems

9.1. Introduction

9.2. Procurement approaches

9.3. Procedures for conducting the procurement process

9.4. Preparing the request-for-proposals

9.5. Proposal evaluation

9.6. Negotiations process

Chapter 10. Ownership and financing of WTE facilities

10.1. Introduction

10.2. Ownership alternatives

10.3. Prerequisite to financing

10.4. Financing options

10.5. Private equity

10.6. Costs and facility operation

10.7. Initial capital equipment

10.8. Operating costs

10.9. Estimated annual debt service and annual operating costs

10.10. Equipment life and replacement

10.11. Zero tip fee for a developing nation

Chapter 11. O&M of WTE facilities

11.1. Introduction

11.2. Key aspects of the O&M approach for WTE facilities

Appendix A. WTE Case Studies



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About the Author

Marc Rogoff

Marc Rogoff has held a number of senior positions in the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the American Public Works Association. Following on from his BS and MS at Cornell University, Marc completed a PhD at Michigan State University and an MBA at the University of Tampa. His career has embraced all aspects of solid waste management, and he has directed engineer’s feasibility reports for nearly two dozen public works projects, totaling $1.2bn in project financing. His name is well known in the field of Waste-to-Energy, where his consultancy work has covered feasibility studies on more than 50 facilities worldwide, operations assessments, and advising on key procurement decisions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Geosyntec Consultants, Inc

Francois Screve

Francois Screve is the founder of Deltaway Energy, Inc, San Francisco. He has 20 years of experience in the municipal solid waste-to-energy plant design and operation field with six years in Europe, 12 years in the USA, and two years in Asia. Francois holds mechanical engineering and MBA degrees, as well as a WTE chief operator certificate from the ASME/EPA in the USA. He managed the Long Beach Steinmuller 1,400 TPD waste-to-energy facility in California and was responsible for the operation of the 4,200 TPD refuse-derived fuel facility of Miami-Dade County, Florida, one of the largest facilities in the world. He was vice president for Onyx, a subsidiary of Vivendi Environnement, overseeing the operation of eight facilities and the design of three new plants in Asia. He received his an MBA from INSA Lille and his Mechanical, Electrical Engineering MS from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder, Deltaway Energy, Inc.

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