Accession Number : ADA301040

Title :   An Integrated Facility for Municipal Solid Waste Disposal, Electrical Generation, and Desalination.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hanby, Gregory F.

PDF Url : ADA301040

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : A preliminary design was completed for a facility that uses municipal solid waste as file for generating electricity and cogeneration steam for a seawater desalination unit. An average city of 100,000 population is the basis of the design. The design showed that heat from the combustion of municipal solid waste will provide nearly 2% of per capita electrical power needs and 7% of fresh water requirements. This thesis proposes a new arrangement of known technologies for use in Public Works. The United States is facing increasingly complex problems with the management of mounting quantities of Municipal Solid Waste. Developing new power plant sources for electrical generation now requires searching for scarce energy resources and regularly contends with great opposition. Lastly, lack of fresh water supply has become a prime concern to many cities. Most often the organizations responsible for the management of Solid Waste, Electrical Generation, and Water Resources operate independently focusing primarily on separate requirements. Within this thesis it is demonstrated that a collective effort among these three fundamental infrastructures can benefit all. (AN)

Descriptors :   *SOLID WASTES, *WASTE TREATMENT, COASTAL REGIONS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIR POLLUTION, FACILITIES, THESES, FRESH WATER, GROUND WATER, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, HEAT RECOVERY, WASTE DISPOSAL, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WATER QUALITY, WATER RESOURCES, LANDFILLS, WASTE RECYCLING, INCINERATORS, ENERGY CONSERVATION, SEA WATER, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, WATER SUPPLIES, GREENHOUSE EFFECT, HYDROELECTRICITY, MUNICIPALITIES, DESALINATION.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

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