Application of Process Integration Methodologies to the Thermal Processing of Waste

Petr Stehlík,     Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic


The thermal processing of waste (incineration) often involves not only waste disposal, including reduction in volume, but also a waste-to-energy (WTE) process, with the majority of modern municipal solid waste (MSW) incinerators now able to deliver this technology. This chapter discusses a complex approach to the use of this technology, beginning with a brief introduction to incineration and incineration plants, followed by discussion of energy efficiency analysis and the effectiveness of energy utilisation, with specific reference to one type of MSW incinerator. The aim of the analysis ...

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