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ME STUDENTS TOUR WASTE DISPOSAL PLANT

ME STUDENTS TOUR WASTE DISPOSAL PLANT

On April 22, 2004 Mechanical Engineering students from the ENME 489W (Waste Destruction Technology) class visited with Professor Ashwani Gupta to the Wheelabrator Baltimore Company that converts domestic Wastes to Energy. The trip was sponsored by the Mechanical Engineering department to expose students to a permanent disposal option of managing wastes that also produces heat and energy. The plant produces 60 MW of electricity at peak load and sell this electricity to the local grid. This electricity can satisfy needs of 50,000 homes in the area. In addition the hot water is used for heating and cooling buildings in downtown Baltimore area.

April 22, 2004


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