Review on Performance evaluation of co-firing MSW with coal at coal-fired power plant
Nisha Majhi, Prof Prashant Sharma, Prof. Varun Brijpuria
Municipal Solid Waste, Coal Fired Power Plant, Calorific Value, Plant Efficiency, Power Generation
As of now, the problem of MSW processing and disposal is a globally pressing one. The main components of MSW are: paper and cardboard (25–30% of total wastes volume); organic wastes (including food, 26–35%); metal and glass (5–12%); plastic (7–10%); wood, textiles and rubber (2–4% of each). Thus, the content of energy-yielding fractions (cardboard, paper, wood, textile, polymer wastes) is about 82% of the total volume of MSW. Annually, 1.3–1.6 billion tons of such wastes are generated globally. About 75% of municipal wastes are not reclaimed or processed. Instead, they are stockpiled at landfill sites where they undergo slow thermal decomposition thus polluting the environment. According to experts, the impact of such wastes on the environment is comparable to that of coal-fired thermal power plants and automotive vehicles for some indicators.
Thus the aim of this review paper “to evaluate a power plant's performance when co-firing using various percentage of replacement with Municipal Solid Waste” on the basis of previous study