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World Journal of Environmental Engineering. 2015, 3(1), 7-14
DOI: 10.12691/wjee-3-1-2
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Catalytic Energy Production from Municipal Solid Waste Biomass: Case Study in Perlis-Malaysia

Obid Tursunov1, , Jan Dobrowolski1 and Wojciech Nowak2

1Team of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

2The Center of Energy, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

Pub. Date: February 25, 2015

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Obid Tursunov, Jan Dobrowolski and Wojciech Nowak. Catalytic Energy Production from Municipal Solid Waste Biomass: Case Study in Perlis-Malaysia. World Journal of Environmental Engineering. 2015; 3(1):7-14. doi: 10.12691/wjee-3-1-2


A study of energy recovery from municipal solid waste was undertaken. The energy content of the solid waste is 2388 kcal/kg. The elemental composition shows that the municipal solid waste contains 53.84% of carbon and 5.73% of hydrogen. The energy flow (exothermic and endothermic) and thermal degradation analysis were carried out using calorimeter (model: c2000basic) and ASTM standards respectively. 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. This paper also presents analysis of chemical properties and concentration of raw dolomite, calcined dolomite and zeolite for catalytic cracking of tar and enhancing bio-yield production from technologies such as pyrolysis and gasification of municipal solid waste.

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