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Characterization of Municipal Solid waste’s Potential for Power Generation at Mekelle City as a Waste Minimisation strategy
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, ISSN 1939-7038, E-ISSN 1939-7046Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Waste to energy concept is one of the best methods, which not only consider the environment but alsogenerate energy from municipal solid waste (MSW). Generation of MSWs at Mekelle city, Ethiopia, hasgrown steadily mainly due to migration of people from rural areas. However, the waste has not beenmanaged and utilised as a useful resource due to lack of awareness and proper technology in the city.The objective of this study was to measure the heat content of solid waste generated in the city.Measurement of heating value was performed on collected samples using bomb calorimeter andDulong’s formula. The average heating values obtained from the experimental analysis were 17,001kJ/kg. The energy content obtained from the elemental composition of waste using Dulong’s formulawas 16,853 kJ/kg. These results indicate that it could be possible to generate 8.7 MW of power from thesolid waste composition represented by the sample; it is a good potential to alleviating the powershortage and interruption problems in the city. The results of this study could be used for designconsiderations in the selection and establishment of waste to energy technology in Mekelle city.

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Municipal solid waste; ultimate analysis; proximate analysis; heat
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Energy Engineering Other Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-256492DOI: 10.1080/19397038.2019.1645757Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85070505622OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-256492DiVA, id: diva2:1345980
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Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-09-03Bibliographically approved

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