Energy Recovery routes from Municipal Solid Waste : A case study of Arusha-Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Omari, Arthur
dc.contributor.author Said, Mahir
dc.contributor.author Njau, Karoli N.
dc.contributor.author John, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.author Mtui, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-04T08:46:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-04T08:46:07Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 2225-0573
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/346
dc.description Research Articles published by Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy Vol.4, No.5, 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract A study of energy recovery from municipal solid waste was undertaken. The energy content of the solid waste is 12MJ/kg. The elemental composition shows that the municipal solid waste contains 50% and 5% of carbon and hydrogen respectively. The energy flow (exothermic and endothermic) and thermal degradation analysis were carried out using differential scanning calorimetry and thermo-gravimetric analyser respectively. Experiments were performed at heating rate of 10 K/min, 20 K/min, 30 K/min and 40 K/min in the nitrogen atmosphere at temperature between room temperature and 1273 K. The thermal degradation kinetic parameters values of activation energy (E ) ranged from 205.9 to 260.6kJ/mol. It has been observed that municipal solid waste is less reactive to combustion as compared to coal and biomass, but its reactivity can be improved through pre-treating process so as to reduce noncombustible materials such as oxygen and ash content. Also pyrolysis and gasification can be used to convert MSW to liquid or gaseous fuel. a en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy en_US
dc.subject Municipal Solid Waste en_US
dc.subject Thermal behavior en_US
dc.subject Thermo gravimetric Analysis. en_US
dc.title Energy Recovery routes from Municipal Solid Waste : A case study of Arusha-Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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