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Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste

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dc.contributor.author Omari, Arthur
dc.contributor.author Njau, Karoli N.
dc.contributor.author Mtui, Peter
dc.contributor.author John, Geoffrey
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-04T12:00:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-04T12:00:21Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/356
dc.description.abstract Energy flow analysis and thermal degradation of municipal solid waste was carried out using differential scanning calorimetry and thermo-gravimetric analyzer at heating rates of 10 K/min, 20 K/min, 30 K/min and 40 K/min in a nitrogen atmosphere and temperatures between 308 K and 1273 K. The activation energy (E a ) is the energy barrier which must be overcome for reaction to occur. Thermal degradation behavior experiments show that the municipal solid waste is less reactive than biomass or coal with activation energy ranging between 205.9 to 260.6kJ/mol. These value are higher than typical wood activation energy which ranges between 50 and 180kJ/mol and coal with a range between 30 and 90 kJ/mol. These value of activation energy can be improved by pretreatment of municipal solid waste. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Conference Paper : The 9th Regional Collaboration Conference en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Regional Collaboration Conference en_US
dc.subject Municipal Solid Waste en_US
dc.subject Thermal behavior en_US
dc.subject Thermo-gravimetric analyzer en_US
dc.title Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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