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Waste to Energy Conversion Technology by M Castaldi, N Klinghoffer

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6

Municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion plants

L.M. Grillo,     Grillo Engineering Company, USA

Abstract:

Energy was recovered from municipal solid waste (MSW) in the United States as early as the 1890 s. During the early 1970s, MSW was considered as a fuel and the first ‘modern’ waste to energy facilities were built. Large mass burn facilities were constructed as field-erected grate-fired waterwall furnaces. Smaller facilities were shop-assembled modular systems with combustion taking place on hearths and the energy recovered in waste heat boilers. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) facilities were developed to prepare a fuel suitable for a boiler designed for that fuel specification. This chapter discusses the mass burn, RDF and modular combustion ...

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