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Energy recovery from solid waste. Volume 2: Technical reportA systems analysis of energy recovery from solid waste demonstrates the feasibility of several current processes for converting solid waste to an energy form. The social, legal, environmental, and political factors are considered in depth with recommendations made in regard to new legislation and policy. Biodegradation and thermal decomposition are the two areas of disposal that are considered with emphasis on thermal decomposition. A technical and economic evaluation of a number of available and developing energy-recovery processes is given. Based on present technical capabilities, use of prepared solid waste as a fuel supplemental to coal seems to be the most economic process by which to recover energy from solid waste. Markets are considered in detail with suggestions given for improving market conditions and for developing market stability. A decision procedure is given to aid a community in deciding on its options in dealing with solid waste, and a new pyrolysis process is suggested. An application of the methods of this study are applied to Houston, Texas.
Document ID
19750017220
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Huang, C. J. (Houston Univ. TX, United States)
Dalton, C. (Houston Univ. TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1975
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-2526
S-443-VOL-2
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGT-44-005-114
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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