The aim of this chapter is to present a short critical overview on the various municipal solid waste management (MSWM) technologies together with a glance at how conducting a feasibility study to choose the most suitable scenario for a particular region. In the first part, a conceptual approach to waste management followed by a valuable laconic review over the global status are presented. Short and must-know explanations about the various waste management technologies are provided in the second part within six subsections, i.e., materials recovery facility (MRF), refuse-derived fuel (RDF)/solid recovery fuel (SRF), landfill, compost, anaerobic digestion (AD), and combustion. Finally, the question of how to conduct a feasibility study to choose the most suitable scenario for a particular region is concisely answered along with a brief elucidation of life cycle assessment (LCA) and financial feasibility, as two of the most important factors.
|Title of host publication||Biogas. Fundamentals, Process and Operation|
|Editors||Meisam Tabatabaei, Hossein Ghanavati|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Series||Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies|