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Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Korea Learning 5: Waste to Energy Technology

"An overview of the economic benefits, risks, and mitigation measures associated with SUDOKWON’s waste to energy facilities."

In this module, the transformation of methane gas generated in the landfill to electrical energy through the SUDUKWON landfill corporation's (SLC’s) 50MW Energy Facility is discussed. Landfill gas is generated as waste decomposes, and the gas is c... view more

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Waste to Energy Facilities in SUDOKWON Landfill Corporation (English): Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG) with 25 times the global warming potential than carbon dioxide (CO2), so capturing these emissions is important.

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Waste to Energy Facilities in SUDOKWON Landfill Corporation (French): Nitrogen oxide and all harmful substances in exhaust gas are measured in real-time with an automatic measuring instrument and the data are transferred to the Environmental Corporation of Incheon. 

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Operation and Economic Benefits of SLC Facilities (Korean with English Subtitles): What are the annual economic benefits from each of the waste to energy facilities spent on the landfill? How much is spent on establishing these facilities?

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 Operation and Economic Benefits of SLC Facilities (Korean with French Subtitles): How many households benefit from energy generated by the landfill? What are the major risks dealt with in the energy town, and what has been done to mitigate these risks?

About the Presenters

Suk Woo Hong

Senior Staff, Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corporation (SLC)
Mr. Suk Woo Hong is a senior staff at the Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corporation. Mr. Hong joined the Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corporation in 2017. In the corporation, Mr. Hong worked in the Food Waste Effluent-to-biogas Facility and the Sewage Sludge Recycling Facility 2.