Perspectives on Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Waste to Energy Technologies By Zoltan Kish, Ph.D. Introduction Reducing the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Growing population, increased urbanization rates and economic growth could lead to a doubling in the volume of municipal solid waste (MSW) created annually by 2025, according…

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Plasma Gasification Expert

Plasma Gasification Expert What does a plasma gasification expert or plasma gasification consultant do? First, let’s define plasma gasification.   Plasma gasification refers to an extreme thermal process using plasma.  Plasma is a fourth state of matter in which an ionised gaseous substance becomes highly conductive.  Unlike the other three states of matter (solid, gas and…

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Gasification Expert

A gasification expert is an expert in the process of converting biomass or other organic carbonaceous feedstocks into carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide.  The gasification process involves heating the material to a high temperature of > 700 ₒC without combustion by starving the material of oxygen.  There are many types of gasifiers and many gasification…

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Waste-to-Energy Technology Expert

What do waste-to-energy experts do? The “waste-to-energy” area includes a variety of technologies consisting of several different thermochemical or biological methods of generating energy from waste materials. Popular commercial applications include combustion and anaerobic digestion for processing municipal solid waste, livestock manure, and food waste at the municipal, farms, and industrial scales. Livestock manure and…

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