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  • Main Title Data Summary of Municipal Solid Waste Management Alternatives, Volume 6: Appendix D--Pyrolysis and Gasification of MSW
  • Series Title Data Summary of Municipal Solid Waste Management Alternatives


  • Author: SRI International
    Creator Type: Organization
    Creator Info: Menlo Park, California


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Golden, Colorado


  • Creation: 1992-10


  • English


  • Content Description: This Appendix summarizes information available in the open literature describing the technology and operating experierice of pyrolysis technology as applied to the management of municipal solid waste (MSW). The literature search, which emphasized the time frame of greatest activity in MSW pyrolysis (i.e., the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s), focused on the scale of application, material feedstock, technical limitations and economic considerations. Smaller scale facilities, either laboratory/research scale (< I TPD) or process development/pilot scale plants (1-20 TPD) for municipal waste and related materials (agricultural, forest residues, industrial wastes, etc.), are mentioned in the literature (275, 495). However, such data are sparse, dated, and often have limited applicability to MSW in general, and for design scale-up in particular. Therefore, greatest emphasis was placed on identifying demonstration scale (20--150 TPD) will commercial seals (> 150 TPD) studies which could be expected to provide economic, environmental, and energy data that can be scaled with possibly less risk. While the promise of pyrolysis of MSW lies in its ability to transform municipal waste into gaseous and liquid chemicals and fuel products, the major limitation is the unproven technical and economic feasibility of a large scale facility.
  • Physical Description: 62 p./2.0 Mb


  • Keyword: Recycling 320604
  • Keyword: Waste To Energy
  • Keyword: Information
  • Keyword: Economics
  • Keyword: Pyrolysis
  • Keyword: Municipal Waste Management
  • Keyword: Recycling
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • Keyword: Energy Recovery
  • Keyword: Resource Recovery
  • Keyword: Municipal Wastes
  • Keyword: Energy Efficiency
  • Keyword: Waste Processing
  • Keyword: Gasification Municipal Waste
  • Keyword: Solid Wastes
  • Keyword: Municipal Waste


  • Other Information: PBD: Oct 1992


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE93008304
  • Report No.: NREL/TP--431-4988F
  • Grant Number: AC02-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/10138482
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10138482
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1313048


  • Display Note: OSTI; NTIS; GPO Dep.
  • Display Note: "This report, Data Summary of Municipal Solid Waste Management Alternatives, comprises 12 separately bound volumes. Volume I contains the report text. Volume II contains supporting exhibits. Volumes III through X are appendices, each addressing a specific MSW management technology. Volumes XI and XII contain project bibliographies."