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Performance analysis of aplas medical waste plasma gasification process
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2016 (English)In: International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors 2016, IT3 2016, Air and Waste Management Association , 2016, p. 215-229Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In view of the growing volume of hospital/medical/infectious waste worldwide, particularly in developing countries experiencing both population booming and an improvement of healthcare system, technologies that can achieve a significant reduction of waste volume are gaining the attentions of related industries. Up to now, medical waste incinerators are still the most commonly used treatment; however, they have been identified as a large contributor of dioxins and mercury, facing intensive pressure from regulatory bodies and organizations to comply with the strict emission standards. Plasma gasification is considered as a viable solution with obvious advantages in preventing dioxin and furan formation, as well as realizing the efficient utilization of both energy and materials, compared to traditional technologies. Aplas, an innovational company committed to the development and industrial applications of plasma technologies, is developing a new plasma gasification technology with 20t/d capacity for environmentally friendly treatment of medical waste for Nantong, China. In this paper, the Aplas gasification process is briefly introduced. Then, by implementing the simulation, the energetic assessment and mass balance of the 20t/d gasification process is presented. The produced syngas from the gasifier can be either combusted directly to generate steam for steam boiler, or be used for other applications in downstream after a cleaning system. The economic feasibility of the 20t/d plasma gasification process is further determined in terms of the potential revenue streams and costs.

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Air and Waste Management Association , 2016. p. 215-229
Keywords [en]
Boilers, Combustors, Developing countries, Engines, Gasification, Hazardous materials, Hazards, Heat treatment, Industrial waste treatment, Organic pollutants, Waste treatment, Economic feasibilities, Emission standard, Gasification process, Health-care system, Performance analysis, Plasma gasification, Plasma technology, Potential revenue, Plasma applications
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Materials Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-207561Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85013868909ISBN: 9781510831919 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-207561DiVA, id: diva2:1103296
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International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors 2016, IT3 2016, 4 October 2016 through 6 October 2016
Note

Conference code: 126151; Export Date: 22 May 2017; Conference Paper; Correspondence Address: Zhang, Q.; Aplas Ltd., 359 Terry Fox Drive, Canada; email: qzhang@aplas.ca. QC 20170530

Available from: 2017-05-30 Created: 2017-05-30 Last updated: 2017-05-30Bibliographically approved

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