An Innovative Renewable Energy Solution For Effective Waste Management
I don`t know why some people cling to a failing cause and then make fools of themselves on public communication platforms by uttering lies and denying truths about an agenda whose details are as clear as daylight. Seriously, it`s just pitiable bordering on pathetic.
This has become a common sight in the ongoing traditional/renewable energy crash where very enlightened individuals are vehemently denying some very basic facts like mankind`s pollution role in causing climate change on camera. But you also have to bear in mind that man is a painfully selfish creature who would willingly compromise the existence of all the species on earth for the pettiest of life`s pleasures. But enough with my angry rants, sometimes you get fed up. Let us talk about renewable energy and more specifically about one of the most impressive environmental maintenance practices under this topic — waste to energy (WtE). According to America2030.net, WtE is one of the most efficient and effective methods of waste management in that it solves the problem of garbage disposal conclusively while also producing renewable energy. This sustainable energy generation process replenishes the energy used during waste treatment. Read on if you wish to know why WtE is such a big deal and why its demand is soaring at such a rapid rate.
Picture this, you are stuck with a ton of all kinds of waste (industrial, municipal, commercial, and even hazardous) and you wish to get rid of it as fast as possible, in a convenient and efficient manner, and without incurring huge costs or polluting the environment. The simple solution is to visit a thermal waste-to-energy plant. WtE plants use state-of-the-art waste treatment equipment to ensure that all these conditions are met and even exceeded. Expectedly, these plants are rather expensive to install and most energy investors rely on helpful financial firms like America 2030 for funding.
There are three main methods of thermal waste treatment and we will look at each of them separately:
This is simply the process of incinerating a load of garbage at very high temperatures to produce energy. The massive heat produced is the process is used to heat homes and also to heat up steam for powering electricity generating turbines.
This technology has been around for some time now and the current incineration plants are very advanced. In fact they are so well designed and built that there is no possibility of poisonous or pollutant gas emissions during combustion. They are also incredibly efficient and very function such that they pulverize waste almost completely with landfill diversion potential of between 85 and 95%.
Moving on to another jaw dropping thermal WtE technology. This technique also uses intense heat to extract energy from waste but there is no actual combustion here. The materials are treated to a little oxygen and moisture and then reacted with intense heat. A composite high gas called syngas or synthesis gas is produced. The gaseous product contains carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and a small amount of hydrogen and it can be burned to produce heat and/or electricity.
There are 4 types of gasification plants including depending on operational mechanisms: close-coupled, advanced, slagging, and plasma. Just like its name suggests, the last technology compresses the waste until syngas in produced, which it then ionizes with a plasma torch. Just like the combustion chambers discussed above, all modern gasification plants are top-of-the-range. No emissions, very efficient, very fast, and very thorough averaging landfill diversion of 90-95%.
The financial aspects of this investment comes right after functionality, performance, and size because these three factors play a huge role in determining all the acquisition, installation, operational, maintenance, social and other production related costs of the WtE plant. WtE plants cost quite a good amount of money but you will easily get waste to energy financing from any established investment firm because of the irresistible ROI of this venture. Actually, America 2030 has never hesitated to fund any viable renewable energy and/or WtE project with either debt or equity or both.
And finally we have the most prolific thermal WtE process and the most unique. Pyrolysis treatment features no oxygen, only extreme heat. The featured waste is exposed to conditions similar to the creation or formation of fossil fuels. The end product consists of three energy producing compounds, which are bio-oil (liquid), bio-char (solid) and syngas.
Pyrolysis is somehow similar in technique to depolymerization but the latter uses some water; hence it`s also called hydrous pyrolysis. Again all the plants featured here are fast, efficient, nonpolluting, and very reliable.
Although there are a few disadvantages of using thermal WtE technologies to dispose of waste, the benefits outweigh the limitations by far. The major downside of this renewable energy producer is just its huge capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operating expenses (OPEX). Luckily, expert Institutional Investors like America2030 who know the value of this investment will avail adequate waste to energy financing to any visionary entrepreneur who wishes to savor some profits in the financially attractive renewables industry.