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|Document Type: ||Conference paper|
|Title: ||Comparative evaluation of SRF and RDF co-combustion with coal in a fluidised bed
|Authors: ||Garg, A.|
Longhurst, Philip J.
Pollard, Simon J. T.
Simms, N. J.
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Citation: ||A. Garg, R. Smith, P.J. Longhurst, S.J.T. Pollard, N. Simms, D. Hill, Comparative evaluation of SRF and RDF co-combustion with coal in a fluidised bed combustor, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium. S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy. 1-5 October 2007. Paper 411.|
|Abstract: ||The experimental study reported here was carried out to assess the feasibility
of municipal solid waste (MSW) derived solid recovered fuel (SRF) in energy
recovery applications. SRF was prepared by grinding and blending the major MSW
constituents such as paper, plastics, wood and textile. The percentage of
various constituents was the same as from the Ecodeco process employing bio-
drying followed by mechanical treatment. The heating value of synthetic SRF was
ca. 21 MJ/kg (as received basis). The metal emission results from the SRF co-
combustion with coal were compared with that obtained from coal mono-combustion
and refuse derived fuel (RDF) co-combustion with coal. RDF was also derived from
MSW and was obtained from a local mechanical treatment waste facility. Use of
SRF as co-fuel does not increase the emissions of metals to the environment in
the flue gas stream when compared to coal mono-combustion. In addition, use of
MSW derived fuel reduces the arsenic release to the atmosphere. The results
showed that most of the metals are retained in the ash components (except
mercury). The mobility of metals depends on the volatility and type of
|Appears in Collections:||Staff publications - School of Applied Sciences|
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