Economic Analysis of Solid Waste Treatment Plants Using Pyrolysis
American Journal of Energy Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 11-15
Received: Mar. 2, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 13, 2015; Published: Mar. 21, 2015
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Huseyin M. Cekirge, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, KSA
Omar K. M. Ouda, Department of Civil Engineering, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, KSA
Ammar Elhassan, Department of Information Technology, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, KSA
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Abstract
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management is a chronic environmental and economic problem in urban areas worldwide and more specifically in developing countries. Waste-to-Energy (WTE) technologies show a great potential to convert this problem to a revenue source. Pyrolysis is a promising technology and is currently utilized in many regions of the world for MSW disposal and energy generation. The economic value of pyrolysis has been insufficiently evaluated. This paper introduces and discusses the economic value of pyrolysis as MSW management disposal method and energy source. The return period of investments is considered for various pricing policies with respect to end product of process. Hypotheses and conclusions of the model works are briefly reported.
Keywords
Waste to Energy, Pyrolysis, Municipal Solid Waste Management
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Huseyin M. Cekirge, Omar K. M. Ouda, Ammar Elhassan, Economic Analysis of Solid Waste Treatment Plants Using Pyrolysis, American Journal of Energy Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 11-15. doi: 10.11648/j.ajee.20150302.11
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