Energy: Concepts and Applications

Waste-to-Energy (WTE)

Waste is an inevitable product of society and one of the biggest challenges for future generations will be how to manage large quantities of waste in a sustainable way. The main approaches are to reduce the amount of waste produced and to obtain a greate amount waste recycling. However, there are considerable concerns about undesirable end products, and therefore appropriate solutions should be found in waste management. In this context, it was realized that waste is not only an undesirable product of society, but also a valuable energy source due to constantly rising energy demand in the sector. The energy obtained from the waste can enable the production of significant quantities of energy that can be included in energy lines to reduce the amount of non-recyclable and non-reusable waste and to meet the needs of the consumer. Energy conversion from waste can be achieved using different technologies. Each of these methods has specific properties and may be more or less applicable depending on many parameters. In this section, different technologies used in energy production from the waste were tried to be explained.

Prof. Dr. M. Hakkı Alma, Res. Assist. Tufan Salan
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.978-625-8352-00-9.ch08