Paper Title:
Feasibility Study for Waste Incinerator Plant for the Production of Electricity in Harare,Zimbabwe
  Abstract

Estimates of weight of general refuse generated in this country’s major cities vary, but in Harare it is estimated at above 823 000 tonnes, which is mostly land-filled. This paper proposes the incineration of combustible municipal waste to produce 40 MW of electricity and considers its feasibility. This can give a waste reduction to as low as one tenth of the initial volume and is quite effective in killing pathogens. The work involved use of questionnaires, interviews and access to primary data at the Harare City Council. The positive and negative environmental and health impacts, particularly relating to dioxins are discussed and solutions to pollution proposed.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 18-19)
Edited by
Akii Ibhadode
Pages
509-518
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.18-19.509
Citation
C. Mbohwa, B. Zvigumbu, "Feasibility Study for Waste Incinerator Plant for the Production of Electricity in Harare,Zimbabwe ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 18-19, pp. 509-518, 2007
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June 2007
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