Title: An eco-friendly novel technique for power generation utilising municipal waste water and sludge recycling
Authors: Harendra K. Sharma; Mudit Singh; Gajanan Pandey
Addresses: School of Studies in Environmental Science (IGAEERE), Jiwaji University, Gwalior, 474011, India ' Department of Biotechnology, Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior, 474005, India ' Department of Applied Chemistry, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, 226025, India
Abstract: Presently world is in need of more energy and drinking water due to the increase in population, industrialisation and urbanisation. Conventional sources of energy are limited, non-renewable, and health hazardous. There are verities of power plants, like thermal, hydro, wind, etc., running all around the world, however they need large infrastructure, create ecological imbalance and waste a lot of energy in form of heat, sound, etc. The present work aims to combine various power plants in a single unit system, utilising the waste energy loss, resulting augmentation in the efficiency of plant. It reduces the energy losses and provides pure drinking water from the municipal waste water. It solves the problem of solid waste treatment, because the domestic solid waste materials have been utilised to generate valuable products like oil, charcoal etc. along with power. It works continuously throughout the year, reduces infrastructures, as well as economical and eco-friendly too.
Keywords: sewage water treatment; hydro power plant; HPP; solar power plant; SPP; biogas power plant; BPP; pyrolysis; solar aero power plant; SAEP.
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2020 Vol.26 No.1, pp.1 - 13
Accepted: 29 Dec 2018
Published online: 02 Jul 2020 *