oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The energy potential of municipal solid wastes in South Africa

Volume 17, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Municipal solid wastes are currently receiving attention as potential minor sources of energy. Wastes can make a contribution of the overall energy situation in four ways: directly, by combustion of wastes to produce energy; indirectly, by conversion to gaseous liquid or solid fuels; by returning to the economy materials manufactured by energy intensive processes; and by providing a feedstock for the manufacture of materials normally produced from key energy resources such as oil.

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