Cost analysis of waste-to-energy plant

Schneider, Daniel Rolph and Lončar, Dražen and Bogdan, Željko (2010) Cost analysis of waste-to-energy plant. = Cost analysis of waste-to-energy plant. Strojarstvo, 52 (3). pp. 369-378. ISSN 0562-1887. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q4 (2010). Točan broj autora: 3.

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In the paper the techno-economical analysis of the waste-to-energy plant that includes combined heat and power production is presented. The technology of waste combustion on the grate is chosen as the proven technology most often in use even today. Selection of this technology assumes application of all the most stringent environmental protection standards. The paper analyses two variants of flue gas cleaning systems. Due to high requirements on environmental protection, the operating and maintenance costs of the facility are rather high while the calorific value of the municipal waste burned is relatively low (around 10 MJ/kg), which brings the waste-to-energy plant under consideration to the brink of economical viability for the given annual capacity of 100.000 tons of waste and the limiting gate fee value of 105 EUR per tone of waste, if solely direct cost-effectiveness is considered. The parameters on which the cost-effectiveness of the waste-to-energy cogeneration plant depends range from purely technical, like plant capacity and the waste calorific value (including percentage of moisture and biodegradable matter) to entirely economical, such as loan conditions, costs of flue gas cleaning, costs of hazardous waste disposal, revenue from sellingof electricity and heat, and the most important factor - charge levied upon a waste received at a waste-to-energy plant (the gate fee). High costs of ash and residue disposal could influence the total economic viability of the plant.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): Annual capacity; Biodegradable matter; Cogeneration by waste incineration; Combined heat and power production; Cost analysis; Direct costs; Economic viability; Economical analysis; Economical viability; Environmental protection standards; Flue gas cleaning; Hazardous waste disposal; High costs; Maintenance cost; Municipal waste; Municipal waste incinerators; Plant capacities; Waste calorific value; Waste combustion; Waste combustion on grate; Waste to energy; Waste-to-energy plants; Calorific value; Cogeneration plants; Cost accounting; Cost benefit analysis; Cost effectiveness; Costs; Energy conversion; Environmental protection; Flue gases; Maintenance; Refuse incinerators; Sustainable development; Waste disposal; Waste incineration
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 510 Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: Yes
Citations JCR: 2 (11.09.2017.)
Quartiles: Q4 (2010)
Citations SCOPUS: 4 (11.09.2017.)
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 13:54

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