Environmental engineering equation help


1.)   Suppose an incineration facility costs your city $60 million to build. The facility would be capable of burning 800 tons of waste per day producing 15 megawatts of electricity, which can be sold for $0.095 per kilowatt hr. It will cost nothing additional to take the waste to the facility, as opposed to paying $115 a ton fee to have it buried in a landfill. How long will it take for the waste-burning facility to pay for itself? Ignore operating costs. Assume the facility operates 24/7, 365 days a year.

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