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

  • Preface
  • About the Authors
  • 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 comb

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