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Cost Analysis of Waste-to-Energy Plant

Daniel Rolph SCHNEIDER   ORCID icon ; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Dražen LONČAR ; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Željko BOGDAN ; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
SCHNEIDER, D.R., LONČAR, D. & BOGDAN, Ž. (2010). Cost Analysis of Waste-to-Energy Plant. Strojarstvo, 52 (3), 369-378. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
SCHNEIDER, Daniel Rolph, et al. "Cost Analysis of Waste-to-Energy Plant." Strojarstvo, vol. 52, no. 3, 2010, pp. 369-378. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
SCHNEIDER, Daniel Rolph, Dražen LONČAR and Željko BOGDAN. "Cost Analysis of Waste-to-Energy Plant." Strojarstvo 52, no. 3 (2010): 369-378.
SCHNEIDER, D.R., LONČAR, D., and BOGDAN, Ž. (2010). 'Cost Analysis of Waste-to-Energy Plant', Strojarstvo, 52(3), pp. 369-378. Available at: (Accessed 22 October 2021)
SCHNEIDER DR, LONČAR D, BOGDAN Ž. Cost Analysis of Waste-to-Energy Plant. Strojarstvo [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2021 October 22];52(3):369-378. Available from:
D.R. SCHNEIDER, D. LONČAR and Ž. BOGDAN, "Cost Analysis of Waste-to-Energy Plant", Strojarstvo, vol.52, no. 3, pp. 369-378, 2010. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 22 October 2021]

In the paper the techno-economical analysis of the waste-to-energy plant
that includes combined heat and power production is presented. The
technology of waste combustion on the grate is chosen as the proven
technology most often in use even today. Selection of this technology
assumes application of all the most stringent environmental protection
standards. The paper analyses two variants of flue gas cleaning systems.
Due to high requirements on environmental protection, the operating
and maintenance costs of the facility are rather high while the calorific
value of the municipal waste burned is relatively low (around 10 MJ/kg),
which brings the waste-to-energy plant under consideration to the brink
of economical viability for the given annual capacity of 100.000 tons of
waste and the limiting gate fee value of 105 EUR per tone of waste, if
solely direct cost-effectiveness is considered.
The parameters on which the cost-effectiveness of the waste-to-energy
cogeneration plant depends range from purely technical, like plant
capacity and the waste calorific value (including percentage of moisture
and biodegradable matter) to entirely economical, such as loan conditions,
costs of flue gas cleaning, costs of hazardous waste disposal, revenue from
selling of electricity and heat, and the most important factor – charge levied upon a waste received at a waste-to-energy plant (the gate fee). High costs of ash and residue disposal could influence the total economic viability of the plant.

Cogeneration by waste incineration; Municipal waste incinerator; Waste combustion on grate

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