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    WtE Experiments and Studies


      Waste-to-energy (WtE) is a technique that converts waste into useful energy as a byproduct of waste treatment.

      Background Information

    • EIA Kids Page: Waste to Energy FAQ [View Resource]
    • Waste-to-energy - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Incineration [View Resource]
    • Waste to Energy (WTE)-Summary and recommendations of the third assembly of the energy forum at SNI [View Resource]
    • Waste-to-Energy [View Resource]
    • Waste Education Glossary of Terms [View Resource]
    • Waste-to-energy or waste-to-pollution? [View Resource]
    • Waste-to-Energy Resources for Kids and Teachers [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Understanding Integrated Waste Management [View Experiment]
    • Students will be able to understand that some waste material can be burned to generate electricity (grades 6-8). [View Experiment]
    • Museum of Solid Waste and Energy: Students explore the relationship between trash and energy by constructing and presenting exhibits on different aspects of solid waste including recycling, source reduction, landfilling, and waste-to-energy plants. [View Experiment]
    • Waste-to-Energy Technology: Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Waste Management Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Use the Microbial Fuel Cell to Create Electricity from Waste [View Experiment]
    • Waste-to-Energy Laboratory. Grades 8-12 [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • An investigation into the syngas production from municipal solid waste (MSW) gasification under various pressures and co2 concentration atmospheres [View Experiment]
    • Waste to Energy: A Case Study of Eluru, A.P, India [View Experiment]
    • Development of a small-scale reactor system for bioethanol production from agriculture waste geared towards small industries applications in Malaysia [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Examination of Chlorides in Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Combustion Residue: Origins, Fate and Potential for Treatment [View Thesis]
    • Greenhouse gas catalytic reforming to syngas [View Thesis]
    • Ultrafine particle emissions: Comparison of waste-to-energy with coal and biomass-fired power plants [View Thesis]


    • Combined gas turbine-steam cycle waste-to-energy plant (US Patent 5724807, 1998) [View Patent]
    • Method of operating a waste-to-energy plant having a waste boiler and gas turbine cycle (US Patent 5623822, 1997) [View Patent]
    • Method and process for co-combustion in a waste to-energy facility (US Patent 7189074, 2007) [View Patent]
    • Compound curvature, domical structure for waste-to-energy facilities (US Patent 5531170, 1996) [View Patent]

      See Also

    • Anaerobic Digestion (AD) [View Experiment]
    • Ethanol Fuel [View Experiment]
    • Vegetable Oil Fuel [View Experiment]
    • Build Your Biogas Generator [View Experiment]
    • Cellulosic Ethanol [View Experiment]

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