Gasification – A Process for Energy Recovery and Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste
American Journal of Modern Energy
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 38-42
Received: Sep. 26, 2016; Accepted: Oct. 14, 2016; Published: Nov. 2, 2016
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Vishal Soni, Green India Technological Alliance for Advances and Research, Surat, India
Vatsal Naik, Green India Technological Alliance for Advances and Research, Surat, India
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The paper offers an outline of Gasification technology, starting from basic aspects of the process and arriving to a comparative examination of Gasification and Incineration and the environmental applications of Gasification technology for Municipal Solid Waste management (MSW) and also considered limitations of Gasification Technology. Gasification is waste to energy technology that is able to convert a variety of waste materials into renewable and alternative energy products. The technology can process nearly any carbonaceous material, transforming it into forms of usable energy that can be consumed or sold easily. This review paper indicates that Gasification technology can help the world both manage its waste and produce the energy and products needed to fuel economic growth. It is able to meet existing emission limits and can have a remarkable effect on reduction of landfill disposal option.
Waste-to-Energy, Gasification, Municipal Solid Waste, Syngas, Incineration
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Vishal Soni, Vatsal Naik, Gasification – A Process for Energy Recovery and Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste, American Journal of Modern Energy. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2016, pp. 38-42. doi: 10.11648/j.ajme.20160206.11
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