Plasma-Assisted Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste: A Scenario Analysis

  title={Plasma-Assisted Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste: A Scenario Analysis},
  author={I. J. van der Walt and A. A. Jansen and P. Crouse},
  journal={Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing},
Small-scale thermal treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) was investigated using mass and energy balances based on the assumption of thermodynamic equilibrium. A typical average MSW composition from the literature was used as basis for modelling of a one ton per day waste gasification facility (plant). Syngas production by pyrolysis, stoichiometric O2 addition and auto-thermal (gasification with oxygen and/or air where no external heat input is required) combustion were considered. These… Expand
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