The Syngas Recycle Process
The Syngas process is being developed to convert shredded municipal solid waste (MSW) into a methane-rich gas that can be used interchangeably with natural gas for industrial and utility purposes. The basic elements of the Syngas process are illustrated in Figure 1. Shredded but unseparated solid waste is fed into the first stage of the Syngas system which is the so-called methane production reactor (MPR). In the MPR, the volatile portions of the MSW are gasified. Heavier liquid products occurring in pyrolysis systems are cracked to methane because of the hydrogen in the feed gas to the MPR.
KeywordsSolid Waste Municipal Solid Waste Coal Gasification Organic Char Oxygen Plant
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