The disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is an increasingly difficult challenge for communities. Advanced thermal treatment (ATT) technologies, such as Gasplasma®, have been specifically developed to effectively utilise wastes to generate clean electrical power. An added beneficial feature of this process is the conversion of ash-type materials in the MSW to environmentally-stable products capable of reuse in various applications, closing the recycling loop. This paper discusses this application of Gasplasma'. Also discussed is the use of plasma technology to thermo-chemically treat hazardous Air Pollution Control (APC) residues, derived from the gaseous abatement systems of MSW thermal treatment technologies to produce ceramic products.
Thermal plasma processing in the production of value added products from municipal solid waste (MSW) derived sources