What is a waste-to-gas expert? Waste-to-Gas technologies are those used to convert waste into gaseous energy products like syngas, biogas, or flue gas. There are many types of waste, including biomass waste, municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial waste, sewage sludge, and used tires that can be used as feedstocks. These wastes can be converted into higher value energy products by the thermochemical and biochemical processes, without or with additional reactants like water, oxygen, or air.) The produced product composition depends on the types of feedstock and reactants, and the applied Physico-chemical interaction conditions in the system. Waste-to-Gas technology relates to Waste-to-Energy Technology, such as Gasification, Plasma Enhanced Gasification, Steam Reformation, Pyrolysis, Incineration, and Anaerobic Digestion.
Effective scrubbing/ cleaning systems are applied to remove contaminants from the usable fuel products to produce clean/renewable energy and protect land, water, and air. The produced gases and residual waste heat can be used to power combined cycle gas turbines, reciprocating gas engines for the generation of electricity, and “green” hydrogen. Additionally, the produced syngas, the appropriate Waste-to-Gas technology can potentially be coupled with a Gas-to-Liquids technology (e.g., Fischer – Tropsch process) to produce higher value liquid synthetic fuels, such as synthetic diesel, methanol, and “green” chemicals.
The waste-to-gas expert is a professional with education, knowledge, and experience in the process of evaluating environmental conditions, treatment processes, and system design to achieve the greatest efficiency and performance, and should bring experience in the feedstock requirements, related processes, scrubbing/ cleaning system, and produced energy product applications. Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in waste to gas technologies, as well as other biotechnologies like enzyme technologies, fermentation, Fischer-Tropsch, gasification, thermochemical conversion, torrefaction, pyrolysis, water treatment, agitation systems, anaerobic digestion, bio-oil extraction, bioreactors, carbonization, catalysis, cellulosic ethanol, and direct combustion. They will be able to handle things like technical due diligence for investors and plant planning and startup for owners.
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