Viability study of automobile shredder residue as fuel

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Title: Viability study of automobile shredder residue as fuel
Authors: Edo Giménez, María del Mar | Aracil, Ignacio | Font, Rafael | Anzano, Manuela | Fullana, Andres | Collina, Elena
Research Group/s: Residuos, Pirólisis y Combustión
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Química
Keywords: ASR | Light fluff | PCDD/Fs | Energy recovery | RDF
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería Química
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2013, 260: 819-824. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.06.039
Abstract: Car Fluff samples collected from a shredding plant in Italy were classified based on particle size, and three different size fractions were obtained in this way. A comparison between these size fractions and the original light fluff was made from two different points of view: (i) the properties of each size fraction as a fuel were evaluated and (ii) the pollutants evolved when each size fraction was subjected to combustion were studied. The aim was to establish which size fraction would be the most suitable for the purposes of energy recovery. The light fluff analyzed contained up to 50 wt.% fines (particle size < 20 mm). However, its low calorific value and high emissions of polychlorinated dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs), generated during combustion, make the fines fraction inappropriate for energy recovery, and therefore, landfilling would be the best option. The 50–100 mm fraction exhibited a high calorific value and low PCDD/F emissions were generated when the sample was combusted, making it the most suitable fraction for use as refuse-derived fuel (RDF). Results obtained suggest that removing fines from the original ASR sample would lead to a material product that is more suitable for use as RDF.
Sponsor: Support for this work was provided by the Spanish MEC, research project CTQ2008-05520 and by the Valencian Community Government with the research projects Prometeo/2009/043/FEDER.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/40231
ISSN: 0304-3894 (Print) | 1873-3336 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.06.039
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.06.039
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