Sequels of Adding Bulking Agents on the Aerobic Bio Drying Process of Municipal Solid Waste

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Volume-7 Issue-2
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Rajapriya.R, Afshana.S, Roshini.B.R, Priyanka.D, Sundari.B


MLA Style: Rajapriya.R, Afshana.S, Roshini.B.R, Priyanka.D, Sundari.B "Sequels of Adding Bulking Agents on the Aerobic Bio Drying Process of Municipal Solid Waste" International Journal of Recent Engineering Science 7.2(2020):8-11. 

APA Style: Rajapriya.R, Afshana.S, Roshini.B.R, Priyanka.D, Sundari.B. Sequels of Adding Bulking Agents on the Aerobic Bio Drying Process of Municipal Solid Waste  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, 7(2),8-11.

In recent years, the generation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in India is increasing due to rapid social development. Various adapted treatment technologies for MSW are critically reviewed, along with their advantages and limitations. Combustion is an effective MSW treatment option that stabilizes waste and maximizes the reduction of waste volume, and contributes to energy recovery. However, many wastes to energy (WTE) plants in India are not operating to their full potential, the reason for which is the MSW in India has low calorific value and high moisture content. Most wastes sent to the WTE plants are unsegregated and also have high inert content. These wastes are just not suitable for burning in WTE plants. To burn them, additional fuel is required, thus making the plants expensive to run. This study applies Aerobic Bio-drying with bulking agents involving four trial samples to determine the reduction in the MSW sample's moisture content, making it suitable for energy recovery. The results of this study enabled us to know that the extent of water removal was highest in the reactor containing corn stalk in 28 days, along with the reduction in the production of leachate and odor.

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Energy recovery, Combustion, Calorific value, Bio-drying, Bulking agent, Leachate