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Title:POTENTIAL OF ENERGY RECOVERY FROM THE COMBUSTION OF WASTE MATERIALS
RCRA Online Number:14795
Date:09/16/2008
To:Joseph
From:Hale
Organization of Recipient:NA
Description: There are energy recovery facilities throughout the country that use waste materials as sources of energy. Some municipal solid waste is sent to boilers where the heat generated from the combustion process produces steam. Steam is directed to a turbine, and the electricity produced is sent to the power grid. About 2,700 megawatts of electrical power is generated in this way. There are 87 of these types of energy recovery facilities in the United States. The power produced from the combustion of waste is relatively small when compared to the power produced from coal, natural gas, and oil, it is important to realize that this waste would otherwise be sent to a landfill and its energy lost. Carbon monoxide is present when combustion occurs. There are standards to assure that the release of gases from combustion, including carbon monoxide, are at the lowest level achievable using the best pollution control technology available.
Regulatory Citation(s) : NA EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Combustion
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:1
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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