Electricity Production from Municipal Solid Waste: The ultimate solution for handling larger volume of MSW

Increased generation of methane (CH4) from municipal solid wastes (MSW) alarms the world to take proper initiative for the sustainable management of MSW, because it is 34 times stronger than carbon dioxide (CO2). Mounting land scarcity issue around the world brands the waste to energy (WtE) strategy for MSW management in urban areas as a promising option, because WtE not only reduces the land pressure problem, but also generates electricity, heat, and green jobs.

The agitated race of human society towards modern urban life around the world generates tremendous amount of municipal solid waste (MSW), because the generation rate is mounting even faster than the rate of urbanization. Global MSW generation showed a twofold increase just only within 10 years from 0.68 billion tons per year in 2000 to 1.3 billion tons per year in 2010. Moreover, it is projected to reach 2.2 billion tons per year by 2025 and 4.2 billion tons per year by 2050. This humongous waste load of urbanized world if not managed properly will certainly have a negative impact on sustainable living style, local environment, and human health. [Reference: Journal of Renewable Energy, Volume 2016, Article ID 1712370 by K M Nazmul Islam, Assistant Professor, Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong., Bangladesh]

Electric power generation from MSW is a carbon neutral electricity generation process from the waste that would otherwise be dumped in landfills, openly burned, or left as it is to dissolve in the earth. When burned, the energy in MSW is released as heat which is used to produce steam that runs a turbine to make electricity, or that provides heat to industries and homes. Fortunately, new technologies — including pollution controls and combustion engineering — have advanced to the point that any emissions from burning MSW in industrial facilities are generally less than emissions produced when using fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, oil).

Our services include the full range of technical advisory / owner’s engineering / EPCM services which are required to plan, manage and implement a project, inter alia:

  • Waste strategy development
  • Technical due diligence of projects and technologies
  • Project Feasibility studies
  • Conceptual design and layout
  • Risk and opportunity assessment
  • Financial Structuring of existing and new projects
  • Technology assessments (including gasification, Incineration etc.)
  • Preparation of technical specifications and tender documents
  • Project structuring and procurement planning
  • Evaluation of proposals, negotiations and contract closure
  • Supervision and inspection during design, construction and commissioning
  • Waste to Energy Turnkey Solutions
  • Evaluation of Failed Projects
  • Bring Debt and equity investment
  • Waste Pre-treatment Facility
  • Geo Technical Investigation
  • Biogas and Effluent Treatment Facility
  • Contract management
  • Site management and HSE

 

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