Distributed Waste-To-Energy Network in Glasgow 25637
Distributed Waste-To-Energy Network in Glasgow
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Sustainable waste management and climate change have been two of the major challenges worldwide. Food waste management has been a global challenge with significant economic and environmental impacts. A community-based food waste treatment scheme for Glasgow, UK is proposed. The food waste was treated by small-scale wet, mesophilic anaerobic digestion. Biogas was combusted in a combined heat and power plant to generate heat and electricity for each community. 201.39 kWh of electricity and 246.09 kWh of thermal energy could be provided to local communities per tonne of food waste treated. A total of 52,762 tonnes of food waste were produced each year in the city. Net-present worth analysis was employed to evaluate the scheme's economic feasibility. The scheme's environmental impacts were evaluated using life cycle assessment. The entire system saved 92.27 kg CO2-eq. per tonne of food waste treated and had a net-present worth of £ 3.187 million with a carbon tax of 50 £ tonne−1 and a biogas yield of 190 m3/tonne.

Dr. Siming You is Lecturer in the James Watt School of Engineering of Glasgow University. Before joining the School, he worked as a Research Fellow at NUS (National University of Singapore) Environmental Research Institute. He also served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Nanyang Technological University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Dr. You received his Ph.D. in Thermo-fluids from Nanyang Technological University in 2014. He has an area of expertise in the design and analysis of waste management and waste-to-resource generation, and the valorization of waste-derived products like biochar and hydrogen. He has served as a guest editor for various Special Issues in journals like Applied Energy, Bioresource Technology and Journal of CO2 Utilisation on topics related to environmentally friendly waste-to-resource development. He has been an Invited Speaker and a member of the International Scientific Committee for various International Conferences (e.g., BEEM 2018 and E2S2-CREATE and AIChE Waste Management Conference 2019). Dr. You was awarded the Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), Singapore Local Section in 2018. He is now an editorial board member of the Journal of Hazardous Materials.

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Date & time
Thursday 30 July 2020 5:30pm +08
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Thursday 30 July 2020 7:00pm +08
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