||Where the Boilers Are. A Survey of Electric Utility Boilers with Potential Capacity for Burning Solid Waste as Fuel.
Tunnah, Barry G. ;
Hakki, Adel ;
Leonard., Roger J. ;
||Gordian Associates, Inc., New York.;Environmental Protection Agency, Rockville, Md. Solid Waste Management Office.
Solid waste disposal ;
Electric power plants ;
Steam electric power generation ;
Heat recovery ;
Process charting ;
Site surveys ;
Management planning ;
Urban planning ;
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The use of prepared solid waste as a supplementary fuel is being investigated by communities all over the country as a method for recovering energy from commercial and residential solid wastes. This document presents survey results that are intended to help local decision-makers in assessing the availability of electric utility boilers with potential for using prepared solid waste as supplementary fuel. For the major coal-burning States and the major urban centers, details are given for investor-owned and municipally-owned plants on the following items: (1) boiler characteristics; (2) energy requirements for electricity generation; (3) potential energy available from combustion of solid waste derived from specified areas around each plant; (4) typical transportation distances from the centers of waste generation to the plants, and (5) the potential waste-burning capacity per day of each boiler if solid waste replaced 10 percent of its fossil fuel.