Quality of SRF produced from commercial and industrial waste and construction and demolition waste based on the mass, energy and elemental balance

Muhammad Nasrullah, Pasi Vainikka, J. Hannula, M. Hurme

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    Abstract

    This research work was aimed to analyse the quality of solid recovered fuel (SRF) produced from commercial and industrial waste (C&IW) and construction and demolition waste (C&DW) based on the mass, energy and elemental balance of the various streams produced in the SRF production plant. For this purpose two commercial scale experimental campaigns of SRF production from C&IW and C&DW were conducted separately, on a high-tech sensor based sorting and SRF production technology in Finland. These experimental campaigns included the collection of 79 tons of C&IW and 74 tons of C&DW from the Metropolitan area of Helsinki region which were further transported to a mechanical treatment (MT) based SRF production plant. The results showed that in case of C&IW more material was recovered in the form of SRF than that of recovered from C&DW. The other material streams were Fe/NFe material, fine fraction, heavy fraction and reject streams in both the cases. The energy recovered in the form of SRF produced from C&IW and C&DW was 77% and 72% respectively of their total input energy content of waste material. In terms of elemental contamination SRF produced from C&IW found to contain higher chlorine, lead and zinc content than SRF produced from C&DW. While, SRF produced from C&DW was found to contain higher antimony, cadmium and mercury content than SRF produced from C&IW.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSymposium Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationSardinia 2013 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
    PublisherCisa Publisher
    ISBN (Print)978-8-8626-5028-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy
    Duration: 30 Sep 20134 Oct 2013

    Conference

    Conference14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CitySanta Margherita di Pula, Cagliari
    Period30/09/134/10/13

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