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Title: Analysis and comparison of municipal solid waste and reject fraction as fuels for incineration plants
Keywords: Municipal solid waste
Mechanical-biological treatment
Refuse derived fuel
Energy recovery
Incineration
Issue Date: 10-Jun-2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Abstract Municipal solid waste, before (MSW) and after (RDF) the material recovery carried out in mechanical-biological treatment plants (MBT plants), have been analyzed in order to compare the efficiency of incineration of both fractions. RDF of MBT plants is about 67 % by volume of the initial MSW and is usually landfilled; in order to minimize the amount of landfilled waste, incineration with energy recovery has been suggested so main energetic properties of both streams, MSW and RDF, have been determined. Current data for MSW and RDF compositions have been obtained from 36 samples of 250 kg, taken in 10 different MBT plants, in the area of Castilla y León (Spain). Gross and low calorific values, non-combustible material percentage and water content of MSW and RDF have been measured for each fraction in which waste was classified. Obtained results show high percentages of combustible materials such as plastics or cellulose, which raise the energetic content to 10160 kJ/kg for MSW and to 18281 kJ/kg for RDF. The highest low calorific value (similar to that for some types of wood) corresponds to RDF, so its incineration will be more profitable than using MSW as fuel.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/65774
ISSN: 13594311 (ISSN)
DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2011.03.041
Rights: 2011
Affiliation: Chemical Engineering Department, University of Salamanca – Plaza de los caidos 1-5 - 37008 Salamanca (Spain)--> - (Montejo, Cristina)
Chemical Engineering Department, University of Salamanca – Plaza de los caidos 1-5 - 37008 Salamanca (Spain)--> - (Costa, Carlos)
Chemical Engineering Department, University of Salamanca – Plaza de los caidos 1-5 - 37008 Salamanca (Spain)--> - (Ramos, Pedro)
Chemical Engineering Department, University of Salamanca – Plaza de los caidos 1-5 - 37008 Salamanca (Spain)--> - (del Carmen Marquez, Maria)
SPAIN (del Carmen Marquez, Maria)
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