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2019 | Book

Recovery of Materials and Energy from Urban Wastes

A Volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition

Editors: Nickolas J. Themelis, A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas

Publisher: Springer New York

Book Series : Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series


About this book

This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second edition, provides a comprehensive overview of complementary strategies for dealing with waste in and around urban areas: Waste-to-energy power plants (WTEs) and recycling. Chapters in this volume describe how these plants can be built within or near cities to transform the non-recycled residues of society into electricity and heat, and the recovery of metals using recycling technology and management techniques. The latter includes resource recovery from construction and demolition and electronic waste streams.
With nearly one thousand WTE plants worldwide, waste incineration has become increasingly important as a means of closing the materials life- cycle loop. China leads in the beneficial use of these residues with about 30 new WTEs built in each of the last three years, and with plans for at least another 300 with one or more in each large city. In addition, increasing numbers of cement plants use "waste" materials as alternative fuels. Since currently all of these plants combust less than 20% of the available wastes, and the remainder ends up in landfills or dumps, this sector represents a huge market in the making.This comprehensive reference is suitable for readers just entering the field, but also offers new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.

Table of Contents

Recovery of Materials and Energy from Urban Waste, Introduction
Nickolas J. Themelis
Solid Waste Generation and Characterization
Anders Lagerkvist, Lisa Dahlén
Waste Collection and Transport
Jess W. Everett
Recycling Collection and Material Separation
Matthew J. Franchetti
Recycling Technologies
Giuseppe Bonifazi, Silvia Serranti
Electronic Waste and Its Regulation
Shirley Thompson
Construction and Demolition Wastes
Thomas Dyer, Magdy Abdelrahman, Z. H. Cheng
WTE: Non-recycled Combustible Wastes in Cement Production
A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
WTE: Management of WTE Residues in Europe
Juergen Vehlow, A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
WTE: Decreasing the Entropy of Solid Wastes and Increasing Metal Recovery
Helmut Rechberger
Solid Waste Public Involvement and Education
Matthew J. Franchetti
WTE: The Martin WTE Technology
Ulrich Martin, Johannes Martin, Ralf Koralewska
WTE: Hitachi Zosen Inova Moving Grate and Anaerobic Digestion Technologies
Peter Chromec, Seda Sevaioglu Macher, Craig Kedrowski
WTE: Energy Contained in Solid Wastes
Dieter O. Reimann
WTE: Combustion Phenomena on Moving Grate
J. Switenbank, V. Sharifi
WTE: Fluidized Bed Technology
Franz P. Neubacher, Qunxing Huang
WTE: Thermal Plasma Processes
Nickolas J. Themelis, Armelle M. Vardelle
WTE: Gasification and Pyrolysis in Japan
Kunio Yoshikawa
WTE: Boiler and Power Generation
M. A. J. (Marcel) van Berlo
WTE: Sustainable Waste and Materials Management
Brian Bahor, Michael Van Brunt
WTE: Greenhouse Gas Benefits
Bernd Bilitewski, Christoph Wünsch
WTE: Heat Recovery for District Heating
Claus Hindsgaul, Lasse Tobiasen, Bettina Kamuk
WTE: Life Cycle Assessment Comparison to Landfilling
P. Ozge Kaplan, Joseph F. Decarolis, Morton A. Barlaz
WTE: Thermal Waste Treatment for Sustainable Waste Management
Paul H. Brunner
Recovery of Materials and Energy from Urban Wastes
Nickolas J. Themelis
A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
Copyright Year
Springer New York
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Print ISBN

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