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Economic and financial feasibility of power generation through municiple solid wastes : a case study based on Western Province in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Dasanayaka, Prof. SSWB
dc.contributor.author Senanayaka, JSL
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-31T18:34:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-31T18:34:40Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-01
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/9963
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this study is to find the Economic and Financial feasibility of Power generation through Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Western Province of Sri Lanka. The research was conducted as a case study and designed as a mixed research more into qualitative exploratory research. Semi structured interviews, observations and documentary sources of available literatures and project experience of other countries used as data collection methods. Technology selection is a critical step when implementing a MSW based power plants. This research is suggested to use thermal technologies such as gasification or pyrolysis even though which are associated with high capital costs and sophisticated process technology. Even combination of RDF based incineration/gasification and bio-gas based power plants are feasible for Sri Lankan applications. Two scenarios were analyzed in research and baseline financial analysis shows that both scenarios are feasible. However sensitivity analysis shows that increase of cost and reduce of project benefits by 10% will cause to negative NPV value with 12% discount rate and IRR goes below cost of capital. Therefore projects are associated with high risk. The study covered only the Western Province of Sri Lanka and other Provinces are not considered for this research. Generally economic and financial analyses are associated with many limitations. To avoid this two scenarios used mainly to strength the findings of economic and financial analysis. There is a good opportunity to implement two MSW based power plants in Karadiyana and Meethotamulla dump sites. It is a sustainable renewable energy source which provides several advantages to electricity generation in the country and proper management of MSW. The policy recommendations derived from research will help to policy makers and investors for the decision makings. Furthermore it will help to overcome social issues, environmental and health problems associated in current dump sites. Whole society of the country will get benefit from this secure renewable energy source and it will generate more employment opportunities. The focus on this research is MSW based power generation and it is a new research attempt for MSW management area in Sri Lanka. Therefore findings and policy recommendations are new knowledge to the study area in Sri Lankan context. Key words: Municipal Solid Waste; MSW, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Economic and Financial feasibility, Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY - Dissertation en_US
dc.title Economic and financial feasibility of power generation through municiple solid wastes : a case study based on Western Province in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MBA en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of Technology en_US
dc.date.accept 2011
dc.identifier.accno 104433 en_US


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