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.
|Title of host publication||Symposium Proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||Sardinia 2013 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy|
Duration: 30 Sep 2013 → 4 Oct 2013
|Conference||14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium|
|City||Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari|
|Period||30/09/13 → 4/10/13|
Nasrullah, M., Vainikka, P., Hannula, J., & Hurme, M. (2013). Quality of SRF produced from commercial and industrial waste and construction and demolition waste based on the mass, energy and elemental balance. In Symposium Proceedings: Sardinia 2013 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium Cisa Publisher.