FAQ

  1. Is the organic portion of MSW (municipal solid waste) suitable for biomass CHP technology?
     
  2. Can the heat recovered from CHP system be used to produce cooling?
     
  3. Can the heat recovered from CHP system be used to produce cooling?
1) Is the organic portion of MSW (municipal solid waste) suitable for biomass CHP technology?
Ans: Yes, thermal treatment such as combustion, gasification and pyrolysis can be applied to organic MSW, for CHP application. Further information on thermal treatment of MSW is given in the Energy-from-waste - Thermal Treatment section of this website.
   
2) Can the heat recovered from CHP system be used to produce cooling?
Ans: Yes, with careful selection of technology, the heat recovered from a CHP plant can be used to power an absorption chiller to produce cooling. A demonstration unit has been built at the Mississippi State University MicroCHP Centre.
   
3) Is wood charcoal for BBQ and fuelwood regarded as biomass?
Ans: Wood charcoal and fuelwood are biomass. Through combustion, the chemical energy stored in wood charcoal and fuelwood is released in the form of heat and light energy.
   
   
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