CHALLENGES FACED BY WASTE TO ENERGY
Following are the different challenges faced by Waste To Energy
Combustion technologies in India have to cope with the comparably high moisture and inert content, as is common in Indian waste. However, doorstep segregation of waste, segregated management of inert wastes, and pre-treatment to separate the high calorific fraction (RDF) can enable efficient thermal processes.
WTE plants are an expensive option for managing MSW, requiring skilled staffing and adoption of high-level technologies.
They also have the potential to cause significant environmental impacts through emissions and fly ashes if plants are not operated efficiently and if appropriate emission control mechanisms are not adopted.