Municipal wastes and other potential fuels for use in IGCC systems

Veena Subramanyam and Alex Gorodetsky,    Alter NRG Corp., Calgary, AB, Canada


This chapter introduces the various types and forms of municipal solid waste (MSW) along with their characteristics and describes current waste management practice. Plasma gasification technology is described as one of the waste management options. Various commercially operating plants using Westinghouse Plasma Corporation (WPC) gasification technology are examined. A detailed discussion of the methodology to convert MSW into useful energy, such as heat or electricity, using an integrated plasma gasification combined cycle (IPGCC) process is included. The advantages and disadvantages ...

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