NEW YORK MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

NEW YORK MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - New York...

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New York Municipal Solid Waste By: Phuong Do, Lino Gutierrez, Asad Khan, Kimberly Ruffel, Marci Wyatt Capstone Design Project- University of Oklahoma - Spring 2003 Executive Summary The creation of valuable end products such as synthetic fuel, hydrogen and methanol from solid waste is both possible and cost effective. The objective of this project is to present an answer to the Municipal Solid Waste management crisis faced by New York City, whose residents and businesses are currently producing nearly 45,000 tons per day of trash. Because of this massive throughput of trash, the City of New York is paying disposal fees as high as $75 per ton to surrounding states, which is twice as high as the fee proposed in this report. A mathematical model was developed to map a long term solution to the MSW problem faced by NYC. The first step of the solution will be the creation of three hydrogen producing Purox pyrolysis plants located in Islip, NY (4modules), Oxford, NJ(5modules), and Poughkeepsie, NY(1module). Pyrolysis was chosen over the alternative disposal methods of
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