Rotary Kiln Gasification of Solid Waste for Base Camps
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Champaign United States
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This project was undertaken to design and construct a battalion-scale waste-to-energy WTE system based on the principle of gasification. This system was designed to convert 1 to 3 tons per day of mixed wastes to energy, with minimal pre-processing, and with a net-positive energy output net of parasitic losses. The size of the system should be limited to two, 20-ft shipping containers. The rotary kiln WTE system was conceived to address the following criteria 1 to accept and process mixed, unsorted municipal waste materials, 2 to minimize process energy required through careful heat management and use of hydraulics, and 3 to integrate into contingency utility systems by using standard diesel generators.
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control