This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Increasing attention is being paid to the valorization of solid wastes—converting them into energy or other useful products. This book describes recent research into methodologies and technologies for managing various forms of solid waste, while at the same time generating energy and revenue with less impact on the environment. Topics include combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, and hydrothermal carbonization. The transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to a more sustainable economy will require a solid foundation of ongoing scientific research. The editor of this compendium, a well-respected researcher in the field, has selected studies that help to build that foundation.



ByElena Cristina Rada

part 1|30 pages


chapter 1|12 pages

Comparative Study of Flue Gas Dry Desulphurization and SCR Systems in an Industrial Hazardous Waste Incinerator

ByF. Le Gleau, S. Caillat, E. Perdrix, L. Gasnot, D. Gambier, J-F. Pauwels

chapter 2|16 pages

Characteristics of Melting Incinerator Ashes Using a Direct Current Plasma Torch

ByXinchao Pan, Zhengmiao Xie

part 2|87 pages


part 3|138 pages


chapter 8|21 pages

Thermal and Catalytic Pyrolysis of Plastic Waste

ByDébora Almeida, Maria De Fátima Marques

chapter 9|21 pages

Facile Route to Generate Fuel Oil via Catalytic Pyrolysis of Waste Polypropylene Bags: Towards Waste Management of >20 μm Plastic Bags

ByNeeraj Mishra, Sunil Pandey, Bhushan Patil, Mukeshchand Thukur, Ashmi Mewada, Madhuri Sharon, Maheshwar Sharon

chapter 10|19 pages

Kinetic Study of the Pyrolysis of Waste Printed Circuit Board Subject to Conventional and Microwave Heating

ByJing Sun, Wenlong Wang, Zhen Liu, Qingluan Ma, Chao Zhao, Chunyuan Ma

chapter 11|24 pages

Studies on Pyrolysis Kinetic of Newspaper Wastes in a Packed Bed Reactor: Experiments, Modeling, and Product Characterization

ByAparna Sarkar, Sudip De Sarkar, Michael Langanki, Ranjana Chowdhury

chapter 12|36 pages

A Review on Waste to Energy Processes Using Microwave Pyrolysis

BySu Shiung Lam, Howard A. Chase

part 4|23 pages

Hydrothermal Carbonization

chapter 13|21 pages

Hydrothermal Upgrading of Korean MSW for Solid Fuel Production: Effect of MSW Composition

ByDaegi Kim, Pandji Prawisudha, Kunio Yoshikawa