Special Issue "Thermal Treatment of Biomass and Solid Municipal Waste"
A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 10928
Interests: renewable and alternative fuels; CFD; stochastic reactor modeling; detailed chemistry and surrogates; emissions; waste-to-energy
Interests: thermochemical conversion processes; pyrolysis; torrefaction; biomass; waste valorization; biomass valorization from phytoremediation; heavy metals; inorganic; biochar
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The local conversion of municipal, industrial, and biomass wastes is a key element of our future power supply, renewable resource chains, and waste management strategies. Thermal treatment of these resources offers their efficient, comparable cheap usage when direct material recycling is not feasible. Products of thermal treatment, such as pyrolysis, gasification, and incineration, are electricity and heat, high caloric gases, feedstock species for the chemical industry, and biobased solid and liquid products. All products are characterized by higher energy density or value compared to their raw materials and can therefore be efficiently stored, transported, and used.
The variety of the feedstock, e.g., seasonal dependencies, low calorific values, or moisture contents, however, make efficient conversion challenging. To fully integrate these technologies into our value chain, technologies for conversion, cleaning, and upgrading have to be improved. When using incineration, the emitted gases are less climate active than those emitted by landfilling, but any emissions are of concern and have to be minimized.
Thus, there is every reason for biobased products from thermal treatment to contribute to carbon footprint reductions in the energy and transportation fuel production sectors and in the fossil-based materials market. We invite original research articles, as well as reviews and perspective papers, with a focus on the above-described challenges.
Dr. Corinna Netzer
Dr. Corinna Maria Grottola
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