Current ways of pollution control for landfills

Assignment Help Science
Reference no: EM13768735

Number your answers for each question.

One way to manage today's excessive municipal solid waste (MSW) output is to incinerate it. Waste incineration has two benefits: one is that landfills won't fill and close as quickly, and the other is that burning the waste can produce energy. It is estimated that up to 90% (by volume) of waste can be kept out of landfills by incinerating it. Waste incinerators have been around for a long time, but were phased out in the 1970s due to pollution concerns and other negative effects on the environment. Today's waste-to-energy facilities are making a comeback and it is due in large part to technological improvements that reduce the amount of pollution.

Describe how waste can be used to generate energy from burning municipal solid waste and discuss the current ways of pollution control for landfills. Can the ash left behind from the burning operations be used, or should it be disposed of in a landfill?

Suppose an incineration facility costs your city $60 million to build. The facility would be capable of burning 800 tons of waste per day producing 15 megawatts of electricity, which can be sold for $0.095 per kilowatt hr. It will cost nothing additional to take the waste to the facility, as opposed to paying $115 a ton fee to have it buried in a landfill. How long will it take for the waste-burning facility to pay for itself? Ignore operating costs. Assume the facility operates 24/7, 365 days a year.

Reference no: EM13768735

Difference between an antiform and an anticline

What is the difference between an antiform and an anticline? What is an antiformal syncline? How would you tell the difference between an antiformal syncline and anticline in

What might be the moral ramifications

This essay is intended to be argumentative, by which you are expected to argue either for your thesis. Additionally, I am requiring that you consider at least one counter-ar

What do you think made the movements so successful

Since the advent of the women's and feminist movements, women have gained access to higher-ranking and higher-paying jobs in many industries and fields. Are there still is

Race, ethnicity, sex, and gender

Select one (1) of the following terms: liberal feminism, socialist feminism, radical feminism, patriarchy, and multicultural feminism, and define it in your words. Describe th

Employee standardization and specialization

Which of the following leadership mindset emphasizes tight top-down control, employee standardization and specialization, and management by impersonal measurement and analys

Opinion on the basic issues in child development

What is your opinion on the basic issues in child development? Include your thoughts on whether development is universal or different for each individual?  Is the process cont

Discuss the differences in high pressure and low pressure

Perhaps more than any other single measurement, atmospheric pressure is the best indicator of current and changing weather conditions." Explain and discuss why this statement

How is this activity typically taught to new participants

Participant Analysis for this activity (what are the demographics and psychographics of the those who participate in this activity, is this a lifelong activity or more relate

Reviews

Write a Review

 
Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd