Conference Dates

May 1-5, 2011


Gasification as a reliable and convenient waste-to-energy process for the economic analysis of mixed-plastic waste (MPW) was investigated. To this end a pilot scale bubbling fluidized bed air gasifier was fired with two commercially available MPWs to obtain syngas composition and characterization of the bed material, cyclone collected fines and purge material from the scrubber. These results were then processed by means of Material and Substance Flow Analyses to evaluate the main process performance parameters for the two MPWs tested.