Municipal Solid Waste and Dielectric Heating

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Suchada Sitjongsataporn
Porawit Srisuk


According to the population of urban area and the production of municipal solid waste (MSW) keep growing, the MSW disposal has become serious problem. There are basically two types of MSW that have opportunities for energy recovery such as solid waste and bio-solids. MSW has both organic and inorganic composition that are consisting of waste from kitchen, paper and wood waste, rubber and leather, plastics, glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and so on. In this paper, the authors aim to the organic portion of MSW concerning about energy generation potential by utilizing various techniques. Physiochemical conversion as pyrolysis has been interested involving dielectric heating. The advantages of dielectric heating are fast process speed, high efficiency of energy conversion compared with the conventional methods.

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