Abstract—The conventional fuels required for production of electricity is decreasing day by day and it is very important to find out alternative sources which can be used as the fuel for the production of electricity especially for developing countries like Bangladesh. With a population of 160 million Bangladesh produce enough amount of waste per day to ponder about this topic. So, we felt that it is worth working on this field and it is high time to inject the concept of Waste to Energy in Bangladesh. First, a base line survey was conducted for independent research to accumulate the data of total waste generation in Bangladesh. During this Endeavour it was found some local poultry farms are using poultry waste to generate electricity. These case studies encouraged to carry forward the Endeavour and to generate electricity from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), cafeteria waste, and different composition of different wastes at the university campus to make the technology locally appropriate. A model for community based small and medium waste to energy power plant is being developed for proper waste management and possible solution of energy crisis in Bangladesh.
Index Terms—Waste to energy, waste management, community business, economic analysis.
The authors are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Islamic University of Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Kazy Fayeen Shariar and Husnain Al Bustam, "Waste to Energy: A New Dimension in Generating Electricity in Bangladesh," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 480-483, 2012.