A Model Project that Evaluated the Contribution of Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Plants to Low Carbonization in Local Communities

Haruo Miyata, Shinobu Hakozaki, Akira Ohashi, Miwako Hata, Tomoaki Murakami
2019 Material Cycles and Waste Management Research  
Stable energy recovery is essential to developing profitable Waste-to-Energy (WtE) projects that can contribute to low carbonization. In this model project, a simulation was conducted using a WtE plant located close to chemical plants that require significant amounts of heat. Flammable waste, such as plastics, was collected from a wide range of sources to be converted into energy. Both the composition and the amount of treated waste is controlled by an Internet of Things (IoT) system. The
more » ... ive of this report is to study the feasibility of this project and analyze the amount of carbon being emitted. Results prove that the whole system can realize a sustainable energy supply, connected to efficient waste treatment and economical energy utilization in local communities. Because many production processes at chemical plants operate 24 hours a day/365 days a year, they are able to collaborate perfectly with WtE plants as constant energy consumers.
doi:10.3985/mcwmr.30.277 fatcat:luxwmykb7vby5nuur5mt4mrh34