Industrial and household waste has become a valuable alternative fuel source in waste-to-energy (WTE) plants, either through large scale incineration to power steam turbines or by using gas produced in landfill sites to fuel gas turbines.
The use of incineration to convert municipal solid waste to energy is a long-established method of waste-to-energy production, entailing burning a refuse derived fuel to power a steam turbine. There are a number of other technologies that are able to produce energy from waste without direct combustion, many of which have the potential to produce more electric power from the same amount of fuel than would be possible by direct combustion. One such technology is the capture of flammable gases, principally methane, produced by the anaerobic decomposition of the biodegradable part of the waste in landfill sites.
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