Title

Hydrothermal Carbonization of Municipal Solid Waste

Presenting Author Name/s

Tina Nida

Faculty Advisor

Sandeep Kumar

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Description/Abstract

In 2014, the EPA reported that Americans generated over 254 million tons of trash; 57% (landfilled), 16% (incinerated), and 27% (recycled/composted). HTC is observed as a scalable technique to convert wet biomass (e.g. MSW) to carbon-rich solid fuels. HTC offers many advantages as the most efficient process for carbon fixation in solid fuels for a wet feedstock in a short residence time; however, heat recovery and liquid phase (which is 34-45% with organic carbon) recycling are essential to its waste to energy feasibility. Hydrothermal carbonization was conducted on a mixed municipal solid waste feedstock; that which is typically landfilled. Qualitative and quantitative testing was done on liquid and solid phases for the conditions of 280 °C and 10 minutes. Liquid phase will be used in anaerobic digestion for biogas production.

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

2-2-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Hydrothermal Carbonization of Municipal Solid Waste

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

In 2014, the EPA reported that Americans generated over 254 million tons of trash; 57% (landfilled), 16% (incinerated), and 27% (recycled/composted). HTC is observed as a scalable technique to convert wet biomass (e.g. MSW) to carbon-rich solid fuels. HTC offers many advantages as the most efficient process for carbon fixation in solid fuels for a wet feedstock in a short residence time; however, heat recovery and liquid phase (which is 34-45% with organic carbon) recycling are essential to its waste to energy feasibility. Hydrothermal carbonization was conducted on a mixed municipal solid waste feedstock; that which is typically landfilled. Qualitative and quantitative testing was done on liquid and solid phases for the conditions of 280 °C and 10 minutes. Liquid phase will be used in anaerobic digestion for biogas production.