Assessment of Electrical Energy from Pyrolysis of Medical Waste in Jessore City, Bangladesh
Uday Som 1, Md. Shameem Hossain 2 * , Farzana Rahman 3, Tithi Saha 1, Md. Wasikur Rahman 1
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1 Jessore University of Science and Technology, BANGLADESH2 Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, KUET, 9203 Khulna, BANGLADESH3 Jahangirnagar University, BANGLADESH* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Energy crisis and environmental degradation is considered most talked of the topics of modern global development. Medical waste has dangerous impacts on the environment. Besides, load shedding has come to be a great problem in socioeconomic development of Bangladesh for the reason that of the serious electricity crisis. This study also focused on energy recovery potentiality from plastic content of medical waste (PCMW) by converting it into electric energy. This plastic waste integrates an enormous amount of energy and consequently, attention in new renewable sources of energy from these wastes has been augmented, at the present time. Bangladesh as well as Jessore city faces an excessive environmental problem because of improper management of medical waste. This study demonstrated that the medical waste generation rate in Jessore city was found to be approximately 3 ton/day which is about 6.89% of total waste generation in this city throughout the study period. Besides, electric power generation projections from the PCMW were estimated at 74448 kWh per year respectively. This study suggested that appropriate PCMW management policy as well as awareness increasing regarding the management of PCMW is requirement for the development of existing status of living condition.

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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2019, Volume 3, Issue 2, Article No: em0078

https://doi.org/10.20897/ejosdr/3965

Publication date: 03 Mar 2019

Online publication date: 28 Nov 2018

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