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Master's thesis / Bachelor's thesis / Student research project

Thermochemical Recycling: Simulation and comparison of different advanced plasma gasification processes for waste treatment

27.01.2021, Studentische Hilfskräfte, Praktikantenstellen, Studienarbeiten

The objective of this research project is to simulate different plasma gasification processes and compare the performance of the different gasification routes.

Master's thesis / Bachelor's thesis / Student research project

Description:

In the European Union (EU) we produce more than 2.5 billion tons of waste every year. As part of the Green Deal, the EU launched the new circular economy action plan in 2020. An important aspect of a functioning circular economy is the sustainable recycling of waste materials to new materials for reuse.

With the help of modern thermochemical recycling processes such as plasma-assisted gasification processes, all types of waste can be broken down into their basic components and processed into a variety of high-quality basic chemicals via directly connected synthesis plants. Thermochemical recycling processes are, however, currently not yet in use on an industrial scale.

The objective of this research project is to simulate different plasma-based waste gasification processes and compare the performance of the different gasification routes.

Work packages:

• Literature research on waste pre-treatment, plas-ma gasification, and gas conditioning

• Identification of state-of-the-art plasma gasifica-tion process designs

• Process simulation of the identified processes using Aspen Plus

• Comparison of the technical and economic pro-cess performance for the different processes

Prerequisites:

Prerequisites for the research project are the ability to work independently, high level of motivation as well as a strong thermodynamics background. Skills in process simulation using Aspen Plus are an advantage. Previous knowledge in the areas of waste management and thermochemical process technology is also helpful, but not a requirement.

Kontakt: sebastian.bastek@tum.de