Gasification of municipal solid waste (MSW) as a cleaner final disposal route : A mini-review

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Original languageEnglish
Article number126217
Journal / PublicationBioresource Technology
Issue numberA
Online published26 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022


The production of hydrogen-rich syngas from municipal solid waste (MSW) by pyrolysis/gasification is one of the most promising waste-to-energy pathways for realizing a circular bioeconomy. This mini-review provides an overview of current research and development efforts in the field, focusing on the development of syngas upgrades and novel gasification processes, with the ultimate goal of making MSW gasification a sustainable and affordable route for the final disposal of MSW. A graphical assessment protocol is proposed to support comprehension of the main reactions that are involved in the MSW gasification. MSW gasification studies are reviewed with the prospects considered to provide a reference for future work.

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  • Chemical looping gasification, MSW, Plasma gasification, Stoichiometric diagram, Syngas upgrading