Description

This book covers in detail programs and technologies for converting traditionally landfilled solid wastes into energy through waste-to-energy projects.

Key Features

  • Modern Waste-to-Energy plants are being built around the world to reduce the levels of solid waste going into landfill sites and contribute to renewable energy and carbon reduction targets. The latest technologies have also reduced the pollution levels seen from early waste incineration plants by over 99%.
  • With case studies from around the world, Rogoff and Screve provide an insight into the different approaches taken to the planning and implementation of WTE.

The second edition 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.

Readership

Municipalities interested in alternatives to landfilling of solid wastes.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview The Solid Waste Disposal Problem The Trends Toward Waste-to-Energy 2. Project Implementation Concepts Introduction Developing the Project Team Risk Assessment Implementation Process Public Information Programs 3. Waste-to-Energy Technology Introduction Mass Burning Modular Combustion Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Systems Fluidized Bed Systems Anaerobic Digestion Composting Pyrolysis Conversion Systems Comparison of Technologies 4. Solid Waste Composition and Quantities Introduction Characterization of Solid Waste Waste Composition Studies Heating Value Solid Waste Quantities 5. Waste Flow Control Introduction Flow Control Mechanisms 6. Selecting the Facility Site Introduction The Site Selection Process Site Screening Process 7. Energy and Materials Markets Introduction Energy Markets Materials Markets 8. Permitting of Waste-To-Energy Facilities Introduction Federal Permits State and Local Permitting Requirements Keys for a Successful Permitting Strategy The Dioxin Issue 9. Procurement of Waste-to-Energy Systems Introduction Procurement Approaches Procedures for Conducting the Procurement Process Prepating the Request for Proposal Proposal Evaluation Negotiations Process 10. Ownership and Financing of a Waste-To-Energy Facility

Details

No. of pages:
184
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Print ISBN:
9781437778717
Electronic ISBN:
9781437778724

Reviews

"The second edition 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 facilities. The considerably expanded new edition provides the only fully up-to-date survey covering the planning, design, and implementation of WTE facilities, and is comprehensive guide to engineers, solid waste managers, and decision-makers throughout the world."--Recycling Products News