MT 582 Waste-to-Energy Technology

Waste-to-Energy (WtE) is an established and growing technology for processing municipal solid waste (MSW) around the world. Its use is driven by regulatory requirements, economics and social considerations, and has significant sustainability benefits over landfilling. This course introduces the student to global waste management approaches, details the waste-to-energy process, explains the residual value in WtE ash and introduces emerging technologies to further advance the practice of recovering energy and value from our solid waste. Topics covered include MSW handling equipment, MSW combustion systems, furnace and boiler design, emissions control, ash management and reuse and alternative conversion technologies.



Cross Listed Courses

CHE 582, ME 582


Instructor Permission and (Grad Student (or Junior or Senior))


Chemical Engineering Program Materials Science and Engineering Program Mechanical Engineering Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester