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

Jianlin Fu, Kau Fui Vincent Wong, R. 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 (US)
Title of host publicationThermodynamics and the Design, Analysis, and Improvement of Energy Systems
EditorsH.J. Richter
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages399-401
Number of pages3
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

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES
Volume30

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Fu, J., Wong, K. F. V., 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.), Thermodynamics and the Design, Analysis, and Improvement of Energy Systems (pp. 399-401). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES; Vol. 30). Publ by ASME.