Production of Green Energy From Municipal Waste
Some municipal waste to energy plants take out any recyclable materials, and then send the municipal solid waste through an incinerator, which creates heat that makes steam and turns the steam turbine. This process produces energy from municipal waste in the form of electricity. Biogas can be created and used for the generation of energy using a few different methods. Anaerobic digestion waste to energy facilities use chambers that are oxygen deprived, to speed up the process of decomposition and create a high amount of biogas, which is captured and can be cleaned and sold as a profitable byproduct. Pyrolysis uses heat from a source that is supplied externally to speed up decomposition of the organic matter, and to speed up the production of biogas, which is collected. Gasification is another municipal waste management method used in some waste to energy plants. This waste to energy process converts biomass into synthesis gas. This gas can be used to create electricity, heat, or it may be processed further for other byproducts which can be sold for a profit. Gasification is thermally self sustaining, so no external heat source is needed. If gasification and pyrolysis occur simultaneously, the heat produced during gasification can fuel the external heat needed for pyrolysis.
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