The largest waste-to-energy plant in the world

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by Plazma Inferno!, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    The Chinese city of Shenzhen plans to build the largest waste-to-energy plant in the world that would be burning 5,000 t of waste a day. The plant should be to be up and running by 2020.
    It is expected to turn at least a third of the trash into usable electricity. While it isn’t exactly the best thing for the environment on account of all the CO2 it’ll release, it'll help solving problem of the landfills and illegal dumps that have been building up in Shenzhen. One of these landfills actually killed dozens of people last year when it unexpectedly collapsed.

    http://www.sciencealert.com/china-is-building-the-largest-waste-to-energy-plant-in-the-world
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Good idea. As the article implies, if you don't burn the rubbish you have to bury it as landfill and when it decomposes it gives off methane, which is a far more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2. Burning it and capturing the heat for re-use is by far the best thing to do.
     
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