This study presents an overview on
solid waste that can be used as a source of bioenergy in Misrata including
municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial solid waste (ISW), and healthcare solid
waste (HSW) as biomass sources. The management of solid waste and valorization
is based on an understanding of MSW’s and HSW’s composition and physicochemical
characteristics. Of MSW’s,the results show that organic matter represents 59% of waste, followed by
paper-cardboard 12%, miscellaneous 10%, plastic 8%, metals 7% and glass 4%.While HSW comprised of 72% general healthcare
waste (non-risk) and 28% hazardous waste. The average general waste
composition was: 38% organic, 24% plastics, and 20% paper. The potential of
hydrogen energy produced from biogas in Misrata including MSW, and other
organic feedstock such as food and kitchen waste, animal wastes, clover and
reeds, wheat residues, barley residues, HSW and sewage waste as biomass
sources. The total potential hydrogen output is estimated to be around 10,265
tons per year.
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