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Research and demonstration results for a new “Double-Solution” technology for municipal solid waste treatment

Erping, Li, Haoyun, Chen, Yanyang, Shang, Jun, Pan, Qing, Hu
Waste management 2017 v.69 pp. 558-566
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, biomass, byproducts, carbon dioxide, chemical bonding, energy balance, equipment, financial economics, gases, leather, methane, municipal solid waste, paper, pyrolysis, rural areas, sawdust, temperature, waste treatment, wavelengths
In this paper, the pyrolysis characteristics of six typical components in municipal solid waste (MSW) were investigated through a TG-FTIR combined technique and it was concluded that the main pyrolysis process of the biomass components (including food residues, sawdust and paper) occurred at 150–600°C. The main volatiles were multi-component gas including H2O, CO2, and CO. The main pyrolysis temperatures of three artificial products (PP, PVC and leather) was ranged from 200to 500°C. The wavelength of small molecule gases (CH4, CO2 and CO) and the the chemical bonds (CO and CC) were observed in the infrared spectrum Based on the pyrolysis temperature interval and volatile constituent, a new “double-solution” process of pyrolysis and oxygen-enrichment decomposition MSW was designed. To achieve this process, a double-solution project was built for the direct treatment of MSW (10t/d). The complete setup of equipment and analysis of the byproducts has been reported in this paper to indicate the performance of this process. Energy balance and economic benefits were analysed for the process supporting. It was successfully demonstrated that the double-solution process was the environmentally friendly alternative method for MSW treatment in Chinese rural areas.