Geographical Framework for Converting Urban Waste to Energy

IJEP 44(3): 282-288 : Vol. 44 Issue. 3 (March 2024)

Shakeena Mikkili1*, Sampad Kumar Panda1 and Sunny Agarwal2

1. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Vijayawada – 522 302, Andhra Pradesh, India
2. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Department of Civil Engineering, Vijayawada – 522 302, Andhra Pradesh, India


The population’s increasing energy consumption as a result of urbanization has led to a declining situation for fossil fuels. Therefore, it is imperative to transition to using energy from traditional natural resources as soon as possible. Urban waste to energy is one of the finest renewable energy sources to use in place of currently used fossil fuels, which are rapidly running out. It has also been shown to be the best method for energy generation because it does not cause pollution or global warming. Some trustworthy ways to produce this energy include incinerators, waste-to-energy plants, bio-methanation or composting facilities and anaerobic digestion. To address the city’s energy needs, it has been suggested that an integrated solid waste treatment plant be built in the capital of Amaravati. Utilizing renewable energy sources and geospatial technologies facilitates quick decision-making for resource assessment, site selection, best routing, logistics planning, potential for renewable energy, statistical analysis of fuel use and petrol emissions, etc. The proposed implementation would also serve as a data archive for upcoming successes.


Urban waste, Energy, Eenewable resource, Solid waste management


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