INVESTIGATION ON THE PRODUCTION POTENTIAL OF ENERGY CONTENT FROM SOLID WASTE

Abstract

Daily human activities inevitably generated and accumulated Solid waste. The waste may bring about severe environmental degradation unless an appropriate solid waste management system is in place. The solid waste management method sought should deal with the waste efficiently. It will be more advantageous if not beneficial if energy can be harnessed through a variety of processes such as incineration, pyrolysis, gasification etc. In the design of these solid waste management processes, it is necessary to estimate the energy content of municipal solid waste in order to achieve the required optimal system performance.

This project evaluated the energy content and viability of energy derived from solid waste from Dandora dumpsite in Nairobi. Heat energy was calculated from municipal solid waste composition and their heating values per unit mass. The potential electricity production of waste is calculated using the net calorific value of 1400 k-Cal/kg at efficiency of 80%.

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