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Waste to Energy Plants

  May 20, 2021

Waste to Energy Plants

Q Why is it in News? 

National Green Tribunal has directed Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take remedial action against the three waste-to-energy plants in Ghazipur, Okhla and Narela-Bawana.

Q What is Waste to Energy plant and how it works? 

Waste to Energy or Waste to Power is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and heat from the primary treatment of waste.

Q What are various methods for waste to Power generation?

1. Thermal technologies:

2. Non-thermal technologies:

Q What are the advantages of WTE plants?  

Q What are the pros and cons of various WTE Technologies? 

Q What are the Challenges for India?