Energy from Waste. Based in part on: Waste to Energy Plants Outweighing the Negative Léokham O’Connor Florida Gulf Coast University. Mass burn technologies operating at extremely high temperatures Initially - no filtration for hazardous air emissions No federal or state regulations
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Based in part on:
Waste to Energy Plants Outweighing the Negative
Léokham O’Connor Florida Gulf Coast University
Mass burn technologies operating at extremely high temperatures
Initially - no filtration for hazardous air emissions
No federal or state regulations
Now advanced technology such as the bag filtration and monitoring systems
More stringent EPA standards
Denmark, burns 54 percent.
Waste Energy plants - a multi-purpose energy solution for municipal solid waste
Better alternative than landfills
1865 - The first waste incinerator was built in Michigan
1874 - The “Destructor” was Britain’s attempt to burn waste to produce energy
1905 - New York uses waste incinerator to create electricity and light the Williamsburg Bridge
1930’s – Incinerators too expensive, making waste dumps a more viable option
2005 - The EPA amends national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for hazardous waste combustors under section 112 of the Clean Air Act.
more stringent requirements for the bag leak detection, air pollutants and other material residue from incinerators (EPA, 2009).
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 takes effect.
Legislation extends tax credits for landfill gas and trash combustion facilities.
It also provides new tax credits for those who purchase capital investment bonds in renewable energy facilities.
States with Waste-to-Energy plants HaveHigher Recycling Rates
Air Emissions of Waste-To-Energy and Fossil Fuel Power Plants
(Pounds per Megawatt Hour)
(includes ‘avoided emissions’)
Landfill methane recovery plants.
Madison County, NY