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Main Title Environmental Effects of Utilizing Solid Waste as a Supplementary Power Plant Fuel.
Author Vaughan, D. A. ; Krause, H. H. ; Cover, P. W. ; Sexton, R. W. ; Boyd, W. K. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-804008-02-2; EPA/600/2-84/178;
Stock Number PB85-122422
Additional Subjects Environmental impacts ; Electric power plants ; Boilers ; Fuels ; Sewage ; Assessments ; Feasibility ; Sulfur dioxide ; Corrosion ; Performance evaluation ; Solid wastes ; Refuse derived fuels ; Waste utilization
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-122422 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 64p
The results of 3 years of research on the utilization of shredded and magnetically separated municipal refuse to supplement high-sulfur coal as fuel in a stroker-fired boiler are presented. During the first half of the research, a refuse handling and furnace feed system consisting of agriculture crop handling equipment was used. With this equipment the feasibility of blowing shredded refuse into a boiler and burning it completely on a traveling grate was demonstrated. Corrosion probe exposures were used to show the effectiveness of cofiring to reduce short-term corrosion of boiler tube metals. Reduced emissions of SO2 from the high-sulfur coal also resulted from dilution of the coal with refuse and by action of alkaline components of the refuse.