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Pyrolysis is a process that chemically decomposes organic materials with high heat in an anaerobic environment (oxygen free). Generally, temperatures are above 430° C (800°F) and under pressure. Municipal solid waste, post-consumer plastics, tires, bio-solids and virtually all other biomass and hydrocarbon based materials are transformed into highly valuable commodities including pyrolysis gas and carbon. It is an irreversible process that changes the physical and chemical composition of the material present (feedstock). Typically organic material is converted into ash, carbon, combustible gas and combustible liquid.
If the MSW (municipal solid waste) has a high moisture content it will be dried before processing, making it possible to capture that moisture. If there are no toxins in the MSW then you can use the captured moisture as grey water and in steam reformation. The usable MSW is then dried before processing.
What this means is that for every 100,000 tons of usable MSW for steam reformation it yields around 5 million gallons of water (50 gallons/1 ton usable MSW). 1 ton of MSW has about 20% recyclables and 1 ton usable MSW (for pyrolysis) produces approximately 1 MW of electricity.