This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
Increasing attention is being paid to the valorization of solid wastes—converting them into energy or other useful products. This book describes recent research into methodologies and technologies for managing various forms of solid waste, while at the same time generating energy and revenue with less impact on the environment. Topics include combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, and hydrothermal carbonization. The transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to a more sustainable economy will require a solid foundation of ongoing scientific research. The editor of this compendium, a well-respected researcher in the field, has selected studies that help to build that foundation.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Combustion. Comparative Study of Flue Gas Dry Desulphurization and SCR Systems in an Industrial Hazardous Waste Incinerator. Characteristics of Melting Incinerator Ashes Using a Direct Current Plasma Torch. Gasification. Biomass and RDF Gasification Utilizing Ballistic Heating TGA Analysis. Cogeneration of Renewable Energy from Biomass (Utilization of Municipal Solid Waste as Electricity Production: Gasification Method). Landfill Minimization and Material Recovery Via Waste Gasification in a New Waste Management Scheme. Analysis of Organic and Inorganic Contaminants in Dried Sewage Sludge and By-Products of Dried Sewage Sludge Gasification. Pyrolysis. Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics and Whole Combustible Components Separated from Municipal Solid Wastes: Comparison of Products and Emissions. Facile Route to Generate Fuel Oil via Catalytic Pyrolysis of Waste Polypropylene Bags: Towards Waste Management of >20 μm Plastic Bags. Kinetic Study of the Pyrolysis of Waste Printed Circuit Boards Subject to Conventional and Microwave Heating. Studies on Pyrolysis Kinetic of Newspaper Wastes in a Packed Bed Reactor: Experiments, Modeling, and Product Characterization. A Review on Waste to Energy Processes Using Microwave Pyrolysis. Hydrothermal Carbonization. Hydrothermal Upgrading of Korean MSW for Solid Fuel Production: Effect of MSW Composition. Index.