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Thermal Processing of Waste is a comprehensive overview of burning municipal solid waste

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While we may typically think of waste as something to be gotten rid of, much of the waste we call municipal solid waste (msw) has great value as fuel. The author includes examples of incinerators in Detroit, Singapore, and Japan, and others, describes how they work, and delves into the effects of incineration and the introduction of carbon into the atmosphere.

Other fuel sources include wood waste, farm waste such as rice husks, refinery sludge, plastic, and scrap tyres. In addition to incineration, techniques such as pyrolysis and gasification also consume municipal solid waste and generate electricity. Even radioactive waste can be processed thermally.

This ebook, Thermal Processing of Waste, is part of a series written by author J.C. Jones.

Content

  1. Municipal solid waste
    1. Part I: Nature and amounts
    2. Introduction
    3. Composition
    4. Calorific values
    5. Constituents of MSW other than household waste
    6. Carbon neutrality or otherwise of MSW as a fuel
    7. Trade wastes
    8. Concluding remarks
    9. References
  2. Municipal solid waste
    1. Part II: Incineration
    2. Introduction
    3. Examples incinerators and analysis of their operation
    4. Small-scale waste incinerators
    5. Concluding remarks
    6. References
  3. Municipal Solid Waste
    1. Part III: Pelletised forms
    2. Introduction
    3. Manufacture of RDF pellets
    4. Performance issues
    5. Coal RDF co-firing
    6. Concluding remarks
    7. References
  4. Miscellaneous Waste-Derived Solid Fuels
    1. Introduction
    2. Scrap tyres
    3. Wood waste
    4. Selected cellulosic wastes other than wood and paper
    5. Solid refinery waste
    6. Concluding remarks
    7. References
  5. Principles of Pyrolysis and Gasification
    1. Introduction
    2. Heat balance in pyrolysis
    3. Reactions taking place during total gasification
    4. The role pyrolysis in combustion
    5. Plasma gasification
    6. Concluding remarks
    7. References
  6. Examples of Waste Pyrolysis
    1. Biomass
    2. Municipal solid waste
    3. Plastic waste
    4. Co-pyrolysis
    5. Concluding remarks
    6. References
  7. Examples of Gasification of Wastes
    1. Raw MSW
    2. RDF pellets as gasification feedstock
    3. Co-gasification
    4. Scenes of plasma gasification
    5. Concluding remarks
    6. References
  8. Hydrocarbon Waste
    1. Introduction
    2. Incineration
    3. Pyrolysis and cracking
    4. Gasification
    5. Re-refining
    6. Concluding remarks
    7. References
  9. Incineration of Radioactive Waste
    1. Introduction
    2. Units and amounts
    3. Classifications of radioactive waste
    4. The performance of a typical radioactive waste incinerator plant
    5. Concluding remarks
    6. References
  10. Postscript
  11. Endnotes
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