msw-to-energy Articles

  • An evaluation of a MSW–to–energy system using Emergy synthesis

    This paper presents a biophysical understanding of the MSW–to–energy facility located at the São João landfill in São Paulo using Emergy synthesis. Accounting for the material inputs and the biogas accumulation Emergy–based indices are calculated to evaluate the environmental load and sustainability level of the concerned biogas project. The study was conducted by combining the analysis of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Zuser - Polaris 2800 - With Lindner, you know what you’re getting - Case Study

    Zuser Ressourcenmanagement GmbH is not keen on experiments: for the past 24 years the RDF producer in Peggau, Austria has bought shredders made by Lindner Recyclingtech. The new addition to the family is a Polaris 2800. For one-step shredding every other machine was simply out of the question. The cooperation with Lindner dates back to a time before Mag. Georg Zuser became CEO of the Zuser ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • Energy From MSW RDF Pelletization a Pilot Indian Plant

    The generation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is expected to rise manifold in the coming decade due to the rapid urbanisation & growth in population. By setting up a pilot plant in Mumbai, India, an indigenous technological solution has been provided for producing fuel pellets from the combustible portion of MSW. The RDF pellets so produced are coal substitute with comparative advantages over the ...


  • Evaluation of municipal solid wastes (MSW) for utilisation in energy production in developing countries

    In countries such as Ghana, which are still undergoing restructuring in their economies, low-cost energy supplies are most vital for development initiatives and may not only be the main constraint to their economic growth, but a principal source of conflicts in this century. But whether a meaningful and sustainable economic growth would be achieved or not rests exclusively on the removal of these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MSW Thermovalorization

    The problem of waste elimination has been a topical subject in the last decade due to the growing use of throwaway products and packaging, that make up 40% of the entire waste by now. In Italy more than 25 million tons of municipal solid waste  are produced every year. On average, every inhabitants in our country produce about 450 kg of waste per year, more than one kilogram per day.  Until the ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

    Covering the day’s trash at the landfill Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations. Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Mixed MSW composting in transition

    WITHOUT a doubt, composting the mixed municipal solid waste stream is a “niche” business. It is an MSW management option that seems to be viable in very specific situations. In some instances, these plants were built to service tourist destinations, often in somewhat rural areas where recycling is difficult and landfills are distant. In several other cases, public agencies built plants to extend ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • MSW Composting in the United States

    Massachusetts became home to two new composting facilities that process MSW and biosolids. Nationally, the total number of operating plants is 19. Since the mid-1980s, BioCycle has been conducting an annual, nationwide survey of municipal solid waste (MSW) composting facilities. From the late 1980s into the early 1990s, when it was projected that landfill capacity would drop and tipping fees ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • MSW and Biosolids Become Feedstocks for Ethanol

    The first commercial facility designed to recover recyclables from municipal solid waste, and utilize the residuals with biosolids as feedstock for ethanol production, is moving forward in Middletown, New York. The Orange Recycling and Ethanol Production Facility, to be built on a 22-acre site adjacent to the Middletown Wastewater Treatment Plant, has capacity to process approximately 230,000 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Source Separated MSW Composting in the US

    MUNICIPAL solid waste composting projects are being launched based on residential separation of the compostable stream from recyclables and trash - quite widespread in Europe and increasingly in Canada. One trend - typically in cities and suburban communities - is to add source separated residential organics to existing yard trimmings collection programs. Composting facilities permitted to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • National Separation Strategy for MSW in Finland

    Abstract A spreadsheet model, TASAR, was developed for analysing national separation strategies of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Finland. The model was used to answer the following question: What kind of a strategy is needed to attain the recovery rate target of 70 %wt set for MSW in Finland? TASAR proved to be a useful planning tool. Firstly, source separation was studied resulting in ...


  • MSW recycling as a mechanism for the social inclusion in Brazil

    This paper presents an evaluation of the recycling as a mechanism that can promote the social inclusion in Brazil. The analysis is based on the data from a Brazilian metropolitan, city of Campinas and is extended to Brazil. The results show that the municipality of Campinas collects monthly 8000 tons of recyclables, which if recycled can avail jobs to nearly 5000 waste collectors each receiving a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bio-Stabilization of MSW in Argentina - Case Study

    Largest Landfill in South America uses the Covered Aerated Static Pile (CASP) composting system to Bio-Stabilize 400 tons/day of Mix Solid Waste (MSW) derived from the landfill sparation facility. 2500 tons of un-separated MSW arrives daily from the City of Buenos Aries and the surronding area (population 12 million). Roughly 65 percent of the incoming waste is organic and can be diverted from ...

  • The environmental impact of people-oriented MSW management

    The author's research and practical experience with municipal solid waste management have shown the urgent need for new thinking models. Present paradigms are stalemate. They do not allow for flexible approaches to solving an extremely dynamic problem. This paper discusses the basic flaws in present thinking models of residents, municipal administrators and even scholars. Fundamental arguments ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of Decreasing Heating Value on MSW Combustion

    Test runs in the TAMARA test facility to investigate the influence of decreasing lower heating value on the combustion of waste showed that the combustion quality could easily be kept constant at heating values exceeding 5 MJ/kg. The burnout of grate ashes and flue gas had slightly fallen off at lower heating values whereas the level of PCDD/F in the raw gas stayed constant in all tests. The ...


    By AquaConsoil

  • MSW management strategies for the city of Rome: a comparative assessment

    In this paper, on the basis of a detailed characterisation of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the city of Rome, different integrated management strategies regarding both source separation of selected fractions and the treatment and disposal of the residual commingled waste were compared and discussed in terms of achievable material and energy recovery. The main findings of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study: MSW Disposal System Adds Gasifier

    Unit Will Help Community with Odor Control And Provide High-Carbon Biochar For Revenue A third municipal deployment of PHG Energy’s gasification technology has been approved by Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. The East Tennessee regional authority operates an industry-recognized and innovative garbage composting plant processing more than 100,000 tons annually from the Sevierville, ...


  • Research Projects Add Value to MSW Composting Facility

    Untitled Document By combining upfront separation for recyclables with intensive composting of MSW and biosolids, Florida's Sumter County ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mixed MSW composting is steady as she goes

    Two new facilities came on line in 2006, while one ceased operation and a second is shifting to a new technology. Annual survey identifies a total of 14 plants. Part I STEADY-STATE may be the best phrase to describe the status of facilities composting mixed municipal solid waste in the United States. In fact, steady-state may be the best phrase to describe solid waste composting in general since ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Composting - Best bang for MSW management buck

    For many years, life cycle analyses of end-of-life management practices have been available for all of the basic recyclables as well as organics. The life cycle data, usually derived by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Reduction Model (WARM), represents the net greenhouse gas impact of recycling, landfilling or incinerating a variety of material streams. The model calculates ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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