Funabashi City’s Municipal Solid Waste Pyrolysis Plant is the first full-scale plant having a dual fluidized bed gasification system. The plant has the capacity of processing 4.5 × 105 kg/day of mixed municipal solid waste with a very limited emission of air, water and land pollutants. The energy is recovered as high calorific value fuel gas. Since April 1983, the plant has been in continuous operation. The purpose of this paper is to report on the system and the experience obtained during the 5 mo in which it was in operation. Data on the material balance of the pyrolysis, the analysis regarding the gas produced, the flue gas composition and the equipment used are included.

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