Power wastes

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Urban industrial wastes contain organic matter such as leaves, vegetable wastes which, on a dry basis, have calorific values comparable to other biomass like wood. Scientists at the Combustion Gasification Propulsion laboratory, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, have recently developed cyclone gasifiers that can utilise these wastes for either thermal or electrical power generation. Any combustible powdered material in reasonably dry form (with a moisture level of 15 per cent) can be gasified to obtain producer gas in the cyclone gasifier. There are numerous advantages of the gasification technique for power generation from organic solid wastes. It can easily handle material high-ash content and produces clean air that can be utilised directly in internal combustion engines.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.