Herdrich G.,Concept Evolutions UG Ltd Liability |
Herdrich G.,Hamburg University of Applied Sciences |
Schmalzriedt S.,Concept Evolutions UG Ltd Liability |
Schmalzriedt S.,Hamburg University of Applied Sciences |
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Environmental Technology (United Kingdom) | Year: 2014
An assessment of a decentralized inductively heated plasma waste treatment system for energy recovery has been done. The modular miniaturized high enthalpy plasma source IPG6 is a reference for the system and has been qualified for inert but also chemically aggressive gas compositions. An identification and review of applications were undertaken. Niches of high environmental and societal importance are considered: hospital waste (threshold countries), shipboard waste and marine litter. The wastes are reviewed deriving relevant parameter for a system analysis aiming for the derivation of energy production and efficiencies. The system analysis shows advantageous constellation due to the wastes energy leading to self-feeding systems. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.