Potential for Reducing Global Methane Emissions From Landfills, 2000-2030

By E. Matthews, and Professor Nickolas J. Themelis Sardinia 2007, Eleventh International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium Global generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) is now ~1200 Tg/yr (1 Tg = 1012 g), >70% of which is landfilled. Landfilling of waste contributes ~30-35 Tg methane (CH4 )annually to the world's total CH4 emission of ~550 Tg/yr. Recycling and thermal treatment of waste in wasteto-energy (WtE) facilities contribute equally to diverting MSW from the waste stream destined for landfills and to mitigating CH4 emission. Waste generation is estimated to more than double by 2030 indicating that CH4 emission from waste will rise substantially in the absence of strong policies to reduce landfilling rates. To investigate the potential for future mitigation of methane emission from landfills, we developed reference projections of waste generation, recycling and landfill-gas capture, together with four WtE scenarios ranging from very conservative to very aggressive. Based on these scenarios, global 2030 CH4 emission, including reductions from recycling, range from 86 Tg (most conservative) to 27 Tg (most aggressive). WtE appears to provide the best option for limiting future waste-related emission.

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2023-01-24T01:18:35-05:00December 9th, 2007|EEC Publication, Publications|

Thermal Treatment Review: Global Growth of Traditional and Novel Thermal Treatment Technologies

By Nickolas J. Themelis Waste Management World, p. 37-44, July-August 2007 Global growth of traditional and novel thermal treatment technologies.

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2017-12-09T13:38:00-05:00July 9th, 2007|EEC Publication, Publications|

Development of Thermal Sprayed Layers for High Temperature Areas in Waste Incineration Plants

by D. Bendix, G. Tegeder, P. Crimmann, J. Metschke, M. Faulstich WTERT-Germany October 2006

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2017-12-08T12:09:35-05:00October 8th, 2006|EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - Germany|

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Italy

Italy is a European country with population of 58.5 million. It is divided into 20 regions that can be aggregated in three macro-geographical areas (North, Center and South). The generation of municipal solid wastes (MSW) in Italy in 2004 was 31.1 million metric tones. The source - separated collection of recyclables and compostables was 22.7% of the total MSW production. However, the situation is very different between the macro-geographical areas of Italy: the North has reached a value of 35.5%, the Center 18.3% and the South 8.1%.

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2017-12-09T13:36:13-05:00September 9th, 2006|EEC Publication, Publications|

Methane Generation in Landfills

Methane gas is a by-product of landfilling municipal solid wastes (MSW). Most of the global MSW is dumped in non-regulated landfills and the generated methane is emitted to the atmosphere. Some of the modern regulated landfills attempt to capture and utilize landfill biogas, a renewable energy source, to generate electricity or heat. As of 2001, there were about one thousand landfills collecting landfill biogas worldwide.

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2017-12-09T13:42:13-05:00August 2nd, 2006|EEC Publication, Publications|

Capture and Utilization of Landfill Gas

Renewable Energy, 2005
by Professor N.J. Themelis and Priscilla Ulloa
What is the potential for additional utilisation of landfill gas in the USA and around the world?

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2017-12-09T13:55:50-05:00December 9th, 2005|EEC Publication, Publications|

Investigations on Corrosion Protective Layers in Waste Incineration Plants

Peter Crimmann, Dietmar Bendix, Martin Faulstich, Sulzbach-Rosenberg / D WTERT-Germany 2005

Corrosion in the hot gas area of waste incineration plants is a severe problem that often causes premature damage of components. In general, these components are made of base materials, which are not stable in corrosive conditions (boiler steel). Thermal spraying is an alternative to the most usual process cladding, which has the potential to create cost-efficient protective coatings. Until now, there are still not enough experiences about quality assurance (porosity, oxides) and long run behaviour inside the incineration plants with sprayed coatings. Since many years, ATZ Entwicklungszentrum is involved in the development and/or advancement of materials, technologies, and applications of thermal spraying for corrosion protection. Currently, pipes, coated with different materials and different technologies are tested by different strategies (corrosion tests under laboratory scale and/or directly in incineration plants).

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2017-12-08T12:19:49-05:00December 8th, 2005|EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - Germany|

Investigation of Corrosion Protective Layers in Thermal Energy Plants

by P. Crimmann, D. Bendix, G. Tegeder, M. Faulstich WTERT-Germany 2005

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2017-12-08T12:07:29-05:00December 8th, 2005|EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - Germany|

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