Waste Management

Solid Waste as a Renewable Resource

Editors: Jimmy Alexander Faria Albanese, PhD
M. Pilar Ruiz, PhD

Solid Waste as a Renewable Resource

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: July 2015
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771882439
E-Book ISBN: 9781771882392
Pages: 304 pp with index
Binding Type: hardback

“A timely publication at present when environmental concerns and limited fossil fuel resources have called for a sustainable solution. In several important ways, the book is a comprehensive account of methodologies in waste-to-energy conversion. While the topic is of global interest, it is geographically diversified. There is no single best method that would apply everywhere. Therefore, a large number of methods are included. In addition, the full potential and possible drawbacks of each method have not been thoroughly exploited and revealed to date. An inclusive description of most of the promising methods will certainly draw a complete roadmap as a guideline for future exploration. Toward that goal, the authors not only discuss the chemistry itself, but also other important aspects, e.g., economics, resources and residential life styles that are strongly region-dependent. Most accounts come from realistic case studies and, this adds tremendous value, considering the nature of the topic being highly urgent and solution-driven."
— Tu N. Pham, PhD, Associate Engineer, R&D Hydroprocessing, Oklahoma

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

The twenty-first-century world faces several enormous challenges: how to mitigate climate change; how to meet a growing energy demand without relying on fossil fuels; and how to manage the escalating quantities of solid waste generated by cities around the world. This compendium volume offers a viable solution to all three: using solid waste as a renewable resource.

Intended for a wide audience ranging from engineers and academics to decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, this volume has gathered together research into a range of technologies and methodologies. The editors, two well-published researchers at the top of their field, have first selected articles that lay the foundation for this discussion. They have then included chapters for the following waste-management scenarios:

• anaerobic digestion
• composting
• pyrolysis and chemical upgrading
• incineration and carbonization
• gasification

Research has been included from around the world, representing potential international solutions to what are global challenges, as well as crucial implications for ongoing research in this important field of study.

Part I: Foundations
1. Energy Recovery from Municipal and Industrial Wastes: How Much Green?
Satinder Kaur Brar, Saurabh Jyoti Sarma, and Mausam Verma
2. Energy Recovery Potential and Life Cycle Impact Assessment of Municipal Solid Waste Management Technologies in Asian Countries Using ELP Model
Andante Hadi Pandyaswargo, Hiroshi Onoda, and Katsuya Nagata

Part II: Anaerobic Digestion
3. Utilization of Household Food Waste for the Production of Ethanol at High Dry Material Content
Leonidas Matsakas, Dimitris Kekos, Maria Loizidou, and Paul Christakopoulos
4. Production of Fungal Glucoamylase for Glucose Production from Food Waste
Wan Chi Lam, Daniel Pleissner, and Carol Sze Ki Lin

Part III: Composting
5. Changes in Selected Hydrophobic Components During Composting of Municipal Solid Wastes
Jakub Bekier, Jerzy Drozd, Elżbieta Jamroz, Bogdan Jarosz, Andrzej Kocowicz, Karolina Walenczak, and Jerzy Weber
6. Transforming Municipal Waste into a Valuable Soil Conditioner through Knowledge-Based Resource-Recovery Management
Golabi MH, Kirk Johnson, Takeshi Fujiwara, and Eri Ito

Part IV: Pyrolysis and Chemical Upgrading
7. Furfurals as Chemical Platform for Biofuels Production
Daniel E. Resasco, Surapas Sitthisa, Jimmy Faria, Teerawit Prasomsri, and M. Pilar Ruiz

Part V: Incineration and Carbonization
8. Incineration of Pre-Treated Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) for Energy Co-Generation in a Non-Densely Populated Area
Ettore Trulli, Vincenzo Torretta, Massimo Raboni, and Salvatore Masi
9. Gaseous Emissions During Concurrent Combustion of Biomass and Non-Recyclable Municipal Solid Waste
René Laryea-Goldsmith, John Oakey, and Nigel J. Simms
10. Environmental Effects of Sewage Sludge Carbonization and Other Treatment Alternatives
Ning-Yi Wang, Chun-Hao Shih, Pei-Te Chiueh, and Yu-Fong Huang

Part VI: Gasification
11. An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Fluidized Bed Gasification of Solid Waste
Sharmina Begum, Mohammad G. Rasul, Delwar Akbar, and David Cork
12. Gasification of Plastic Waste as Waste-to-Energy or Waste-to-Syngas Recovery Route
Anke Brems, Raf Dewil, Jan Baeyens, and Rui Zhang

About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Jimmy Alexander Faria Albanese, PhD
Senior Scientist, Abengoa Research, a R&D division of Abengoa

Jimmy Faria is Senior Scientist at Abengoa Research, a R&D division of Abengoa. He is a chemical engineer and obtained a PhD from the University of Oklahoma (USA) in 2012. His research at the School of Chemical, Biological and Material Science at the University of Oklahoma (USA) is focused on the catalytic conversion of biomass-derived compounds in a novel nanoparticle stabilized emulsion system developed in this group, as well as on the synthesis, characterization and applications of amphiphilic nanohybrids (e.g., enhanced oil recovery).

M. Pilar Ruiz, PhD
Senior Scientist, Abengoa Research, a R&D division of Abengoa

Maria Pilar Ruiz-Ramiro is Senior Scientist at Abengoa Research, a R&D division of Abengoa. She is a chemical engineer and obtained a PhD from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2008. She later worked as Research Associate with Daniel E. Resasco at the School of Chemical, Biological and Material Science at the University of Oklahoma (USA). Her research is focused on the thermochemical conversion of biomass, synthesis and characterization of carbon solids (carbon nanotubes, biomass char and soot), and the development of nanostructured catalysts for biofuels up-grading reactions.

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