Feasibility study of electricity generation from Kitezi Landfill.
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In Kampala today human society is facing majorly the following issues namely; Public health, waste management, clean environment and energy security. This is due to increasing urbanization, population, economic development among others. Kampala generation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is expected to increase to 3.4 billion tons by 2050. Annually, 1.9 billion tons of MSW is generated with each person contributing 218 kg of MSW to this projected grand total. In Kampala, the annual MSW collection exceeds 350,000 tons which is disposed at the city’s landfill Kiteezi, which has exceeded its capacity(Amulen et al., 2022) Kiteezi landfill site is the main solid waste dumping site in Kampala City (Uganda), located 14km away from city Centre, sitting currently on more than 36 Acres of land. An estimated generation of solid waste of between 1,200-1,500 tons per. Solid waste disposed at Kiteezi landfill mostly comprised of bio-degradable waste which has high methane gas production potential This project presents the work done during the feasibility study to generate electricity power from Solid waste in Kampala at Kiteezi landfill. The project was conducted in such a way that data was collected and analyzed to determine the composition and characteristics of the solid waste. Studies were made on the several Waste to Energy conversions to identify the one with the most appropriate criteria for Kiteezi scenario. Data was collected using questionnaires, in-depth interviews, direct observation and field visits this data has been presented in line with the objectives of this project and is documented in this report Estimated generated power from the plant is 5MW at an investment cost of $10.8 million which will provide a sustainable waste management solution and reduce on 442,860 tonnes Green House Gas emitted annually from Kiteezi landfill