Waste Processing

Conversion of municipal solid waste (garbage and sewage) into methane and electricity. It is assumed that all carbon that is not converted to methane is eventually oxidized to CO2. It is assumed that all exergy contained in MSW that is not converted to electricity or methane is destroyed.

Average Efficiency: 29.53%

INPUTS

Carrier Exergy Flux (J/s) Carbon Flux (g/s) Citations
Municipal Solid Waste 3.920e+10 9.800e+05
TOTAL 3.920e+10 9.800e+05

OUTPUT

Carrier Exergy Flux (J/s) Carbon Flux (g/s) Citations
Atmosphere 0.000e+00 9.061e+05
Pipeline Natural Gas 4.978e+09 7.392e+04
Electricity 6.600e+09 0.000e+00
TOTAL 1.158e+10 9.800e+05