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Waste to Energy Conversion Technology by M Castaldi, N Klinghoffer

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Waste to energy (WTE): an introduction

N.B. Klinghoffer

N.J. Themelis,     Columbia University, USA

M.J. Castaldi,     City University of New York, USA

Abstract:

Energy supply and waste management are great challenges that humans have faced for millennia. In order to meet these challenges in the future, it is necessary to progress to an atom economy where every atom is utilized in the best possible manner. This chapter provides an introduction to the subject, outlining the most important issues that must be considered.

Key words

waste hierarchy

waste to energy

sustainability ladder

1.1 Energy supply and waste management

Energy supply and waste management are great challenges that humans have faced for millennia. Tremendous progress ...

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