1. Introduction to Gasification/Pyrolysis and Combustion Technology(s)

  1. Gary C. Young

Published Online: 22 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470608616.ch1

Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes: Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons

Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes: Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons

How to Cite

Young, G. C. (2010) Introduction to Gasification/Pyrolysis and Combustion Technology(s), in Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes: Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470608616.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Nebraska, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 3 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470539675

Online ISBN: 9780470608616

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Keywords:

  • introduction to gasification/pyrolysis and combustion technology(s);
  • pyrolysis - thermal decomposition of carbon-based materials in oxygen-deficient atmosphere;
  • conventional gasification - thermal process converting carbonaceous materials into syngas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Background and Perspective

  • Introduction

  • What is Pyrolysis?

  • What is Pyrolysis/Gasification?

  • What is Conventional Gasification?

  • What is Plasma Arc Gasification?

  • What is Mass Burn (Incineration)?

  • Which Thermal Process Technology is the Most Efficient and Economical?

  • References