Energy analysis of the recycling process as compared to the incineration process for medical wastes

Jianlin Fu, Kaufui Wong, Ramarathnam Narasimhan, Rajnish Kashyap

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Abstract

The generation rate of the solid waste has been steadily growing. Decreasing landfill capacity and escalating costs have resulted in use of other alterative to landfilling, namely incineration and recycling. This study focuses on recycling and incineration from the energy point of view. The present work categorized and quantified the potential red bag waste that would be produced in a large federal hospital. This was done by studying the usage data of the different products used in this hospital and their weights. It has been found that more energy is conserved by recycling than that produced by incineration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES
EditorsH.J. Richter
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages399-401
Number of pages3
Volume30
ISBN (Print)0791810429
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1993Dec 3 1993

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OtherProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period11/28/9312/3/93

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Incineration
Waste incineration
Recycling
Solid wastes
Land fill
Costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Fu, J., Wong, K., Narasimhan, R., & Kashyap, R. (1993). Energy analysis of the recycling process as compared to the incineration process for medical wastes. In H. J. Richter (Ed.), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES (Vol. 30, pp. 399-401). New York, NY, United States: Publ by ASME.

Energy analysis of the recycling process as compared to the incineration process for medical wastes. / Fu, Jianlin; Wong, Kaufui; Narasimhan, Ramarathnam; Kashyap, Rajnish.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES. ed. / H.J. Richter. Vol. 30 New York, NY, United States : Publ by ASME, 1993. p. 399-401.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fu, J, Wong, K, Narasimhan, R & Kashyap, R 1993, Energy analysis of the recycling process as compared to the incineration process for medical wastes. in HJ Richter (ed.), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES. vol. 30, Publ by ASME, New York, NY, United States, pp. 399-401, Proceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, 11/28/93.
Fu J, Wong K, Narasimhan R, Kashyap R. Energy analysis of the recycling process as compared to the incineration process for medical wastes. In Richter HJ, editor, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES. Vol. 30. New York, NY, United States: Publ by ASME. 1993. p. 399-401
Fu, Jianlin ; Wong, Kaufui ; Narasimhan, Ramarathnam ; Kashyap, Rajnish. / Energy analysis of the recycling process as compared to the incineration process for medical wastes. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES. editor / H.J. Richter. Vol. 30 New York, NY, United States : Publ by ASME, 1993. pp. 399-401
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