Energy recovery from New York City solid wastes

  title={Energy recovery from New York City solid wastes},
  author={Nickolas J. Themelis and Young Hwan Kim and Mark H. Brady},
The principal means for integrated management of municipal solid wastes (MSW) are recovery of materials (recycling), recovery of energy, bioconversion to fuel and compost, and landfilling of the remaining residues. This study examined the recovery of energy by pre-processing the combustible components of MSW and using them as a fuel in a properly designed combustion reactor and thermoelectric plant to generate electricity and process steam. Despite the heterogeneity of materials in MSW, the… CONTINUE READING


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