Waste Biorefineries - Chapter 2: Waste-to-energy (WtE): Current technologies and their future potential

Elsevier, Waste Biorefineries, pages 25-61
Jinyue Yan, Chaudhary Awais Salman

This chapter provides the literature overview of current status of waste-to-energy (WtE) processes and their process description. The chapter also explains that how can we move forward from a few successful WtE demonstrations to commercial-scale processes? Later in the chapter, the limitations of existing processes are also provided. The potential of current WtE processes for conversion to waste-integrated biorefineries is also provided.