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Waste to Energy Conversion Technology by M Castaldi, N Klinghoffer

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4

Feedstocks for waste to energy (WTE) systems: types, properties and analysis

T.F. McGowan,     TMTS Associates, Inc., USA

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the types of waste used to fuel WTE plants, waste properties, why the properties are important in the design and operation of WTE plants, and the tests used to define the properties. Test methods are also listed.

Key words

WTE

waste testing

ASTM

waste properties

calorimeter

ash fusion temperature

moisture content

heating value

4.1 Introduction

This chapter discusses waste types, properties and the testing of feedstock for waste to energy (WTE) systems. Waste categorization and testing have been in place for as many years as there have been incinerators. What is new is the composition ...

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