Calculation of operating modes for municipal solid waste gasification unit
In this study we have assessed the ecological map of the Leningrad Oblast' and reviewed the existing
normative documents. It is shown, that the ratio of processed wastes does not exceed 5–10 % of the total
material amount, which is a low degree of municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling. We have established that
using MSW as a fuel for thermal and electrical energy production helps save traditional fuel types, as well as
reduces greenhouse gas emission. We have found that waste gasification is the most perspective method for
thermal utilization. Aspens Plus software was used to perform gasification unit parameter modeling. The
total efficiency of thermal and electrical energy production was 70,5 %.