Biogas upgrading using MSWI bottom ash: an integrated municipal solid waste management

del Valle-Zermeno, R., Romero-Guiza, M. S., Chimenos, J. M., Formosa, J., Mata-Alvarez, J. and Astals, S. (2015) Biogas upgrading using MSWI bottom ash: an integrated municipal solid waste management. Renewable Energy, 80 184-189. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2015.02.006

Author del Valle-Zermeno, R.
Romero-Guiza, M. S.
Chimenos, J. M.
Formosa, J.
Mata-Alvarez, J.
Astals, S.
Title Biogas upgrading using MSWI bottom ash: an integrated municipal solid waste management
Journal name Renewable Energy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-1481
Publication date 2015-08
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.renene.2015.02.006
Open Access Status
Volume 80
Start page 184
End page 189
Total pages 6
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Biogas upgrading using bottom ash from the incineration of municipal solid waste (MSW) is especially interesting for integrated treatment facilities as it would allow closing a complete loop in MSW management. The aim of this research was to assess the interaction between bottom ash (BA) and biogas from anaerobic digestion with the outlook of upgrading in terms of CO2 and H2S removal, with particle size and bottom ash aging as the main variables. The finest fraction of fresh bottom ash (FBA) presented the best performance, with a sorption capacity of 30–50 kg CO2·t−1 dry FBA. The sorption capacity of weathered bottom ash (WBA) was lower than the recorded for the fresh material. From the results obtained it can be stated that the CO2 absorption capacity of bottom ash mainly relies in the finest fraction because of its larger surface area and higher CaO content. In what respect to H2S sorption capacity, WBA presented a better performance, with values ranging 3.1–5.2 kg H2S∙t−1 dry WBA. In addition to the energetic enhancement, the proposed technology also allows an immediate stabilization and reuse of bottom ash as the leaching of heavy metals and metalloids remained under regulatory limits.
Keyword Biogas upgrading
Anaerobic digestion
Bottom ash
MSWI residues
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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