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Main Title Municipal Waste Combustion Assessment: Waste Co-Firing.
Author Landrum, V. J. ; Schindler, P. J. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Jul 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-03-3365; EPA/600/8-89/060;
Stock Number PB90-161001
Additional Subjects Combustion chambers ; Solid waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Design criteria ; Assessments ; Medical supplies ; Sewage sludge ; Wood wastes ; Agricultural wastes ; Combustion efficiency ; Municipal wastes ; Refuse derived fuels ; Cocombustion
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-161001 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 43p
The report is an overview of waste co-firing and auxiliary fuel fired technology and identifies the extent to which co-firing and auxiliary fuel firing are practiced. Waste co-firing is defined as the combustion of wastes (e.g., sewage sludge, medical waste, wood waste, and agricultural waste) in a unit designed to burn municipal solid waste (MSW) or refuse derived fuel (RDF) as a major fraction of total fuel input. Auxiliary fuel firing is defined as firing coal, fuel oil, or natural gas in a municipal waste combustor under conditions when waste feed quantities are interrupted. This is a fairly common practice for dedicated RDF boilers, and there may be additional mass burn MWCs that meet the definition of auxiliary fuel firing. The report describes technologies used by facilities that meet these definitions, characterizes the population, and discusses design and operating practices and available emissions data from each facility. The report concludes with a discussion of recommended good combustion practices for waste co-firing combustors and auxiliary fuel fired MWCs.