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Sustainability in Energy From Broward County’s Waste-to-Energy Plants

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Ram Tewari

Waste and Recycling Services, Plantation, FL

Jairaj Gosine

Wheelabrator South Broward, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Scott McIlvaine

Wheelabrator North Broward, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL

Paper No. NAWTEC18-3558, pp. 197-201; 5 pages
doi:10.1115/NAWTEC18-3558
From:
  • 18th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
  • 18th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, May 11–13, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Solid Waste Processing Division and Environmental Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4393-2 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3868-6
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Sustainability and Going Green have been the recent buzz words in the solid waste management field. These two words have an ongoing impact on planning (for either a new project or for refurbishment), performance, people, planet Earth and our quality of life. So the challenge for solid waste professionals is to optimize a balance among environment, natural resources and solid waste management technologies. This paper describes such a sustainability and greening effort through a public–private partnership initiative for an integrated solid waste management for our two Broward County, Florida facilities. Water conservation and use of wastewater, experimental use of waste (sludge) from water treatment plants, continuous quality improvement by monitoring, process optimization and design approaches are some of the on-going areas where efficiencies are being realized.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME

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