June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Energy Conversion and Conservation
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Optimization of a Trash to Energy System Authors: Drew Witte, Peter J. Schubert IUPUI Converting waste to energy (WTE) has huge potential for displacing fossil fuels, reducing landfill volumes, and extracting recyclables. A large scale gasifier for efficient conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) was donated to the university for study and optimization. Our team consists of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty from two urban universities, plus industrial WTE engineers. This paper outlines the organization, tasks, and methods by which the team updated and improved the following subsystems: seals and gaskets; process and algorithm; ergonomics; and feedstock loading. Lessons learned from this process have been incorporated into a fresh design for improved system performance.
Witte, D., & Schubert, P. J. (2013, June), Optimization of a Trash to Energy System Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22334
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