refuse-derived fuel Articles

  • An eco–sustainable model on energy recovery from municipal solid waste

    In the present day situation, the toxicity in municipal solid waste has increased to a very high level leading to various problems. The main purpose of the study is to improve the quality of mixed solid waste by adding locally available biomass. It was observed that the feedstock for refuse derived fuel and biomethanation contains 12% and 20% toxicity, respectively, as a result degrading the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Municipal solid waste: alternative source of energy to the cement kilns in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India

    Rapid urbanisation has resulted in large–scale municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in India. Scientific and environment friendly disposal of MSW is a challenge for the municipal local bodies. A survey has been conducted regarding municipal solid waste generation from 342 local bodies in the State of Madhya Pradesh. Total generation of the MSW in the State is estimated around 4,500 MT/day ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sample Preparation for Refuse Derived Fuels

    Plastic, wood and shredded waste, are in times of rising crude oil prices very interesting additions to the classic fuels. Especially in the cement industry, the energy rich fractions from conditioning processes are readily burned along. Important here is the analytical evaluation of the materials. Refuse derived fuels: Plastic, wood and shredded waste: Here are some examples of more or less well ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • UNTHA optimises WtE production and metal recycling at Turkish paper mill

    An UNTHA shredder is now fully operational in Turkey’s first solid waste incineration plant. The single step XR3000C has transformed Modern Enerji’s approach to metal recycling, at the same time as boosting the production of ...

  • What is RDF?

    "Refuse Derived Fuel" comes from Refuse Derived Fuel, literally: fuel from garbage. All kinds of garbage sorted, broken, eddy current in addition to aluminum, magnetic separation of iron, and then broken, wind selection, compression and drying processes made of solid form (cylindrical bar) fuel, referred to as RDF. RDF calorific value is 14595-20016 kJ / kg, much higher than coal (about 10870 kJ ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • The Scavenger: getting more out of shredder fractions

    Driven by the goal of enabling complete separation of shredder light fraction into streams with their own singular characteristics, work at Belgium-based recycling technology specialist AD REM has culminated in the launch of its latest piece of equipment - the Scavenger. This new development is also designed to process shredder heavy fraction eddy current drops. The initial objective when ...


    By Ad Rem

  • The Waste Industry: Refuse Derived Fuel Hits a New Level

    The Environment Agency published the final data up to the end of December 2014 in February. It shows that the overall tonnage of RDF sent overseas throughout the year topped 2,373,611 tonnes. The figures confirm the rapid growth in demand for RDF from operators in the UK from European energy from waste facilities, with 2014 continuing the trend of increasing exports to facilities overseas. RDF is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • TR Series captures Irish market

    In the past year, we were able to achieve a prominent position on the Irish waste market: Following tough negotiations and numerous visits to reference sites, we could convince an Irish waste management company of our technology. The company put a post-shredder of the TR series into operation. Before that, our new customer operated a commercial-waste treatment plant with two shredders of a ...

  • MSW management strategies for the city of Rome: a comparative assessment

    In this paper, on the basis of a detailed characterisation of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the city of Rome, different integrated management strategies regarding both source separation of selected fractions and the treatment and disposal of the residual commingled waste were compared and discussed in terms of achievable material and energy recovery. The main findings of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recyclers help to cut huge container imbalance

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority is housed in an office building with probably the most stunning view over Rotterdam. From the top floor, visitors have a breathtaking view on the many barges which are travelling along the busy river, the Erasmus bridge and the skyline of Europe’s main port.  Speaking about the importance of ports and harbours to the recycling industry, Victor Schoenmakers, at ...

  • Quality means money in shredding C&D and Industrial waste for RDF production

    A typical challenge in turning Construction and Demolition waste (C&D) and Industrial waste into high grade Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) is that elastic and stringy materials wrap around the rotor of the shredder. This causes hours of maintenance downtime weekly and has immediate effect on productivity. When using TANA Shark this has not been an issue for our customer Ekokem-TSJ Yrityspalvelut ...


    By Tana Oy

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK waste is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Shredding tires is a prosperous business

    Is your yard filled with piles of end-of-life tires? And are you wondering what to do with them? Many recycling companies and landfill sites are struggling with used tires. Tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, since because of their shape and large volume they take up a lot of valuable space. However, tires are also one of the most reusable types of waste ...


    By Tana Oy

  • End-of-life Tires as an Alternative Fuel (TDF) in Cement Kilns: Now Easier than Ever!

    End-of-life tires are a challenging type of waste since they are difficult to shred and are expensive to treat and get rid of. However, tire derived fuel TDF is an extremely good alternative to the traditional fuels used in cement kilns, like oil, coal, and petroleum coke. The following blog presents a solution and explains how TDF can be used for heating cement kilns. ...


    By Tana Oy

  • KAB - Polaris 2800 - Polaris Single-Shaft Shredder from Lindner optimizes the one-step processing of refuse-derived fuel - Case Study

    The Polaris 2200 and 2800 are two new single-shaft shredders from Lindner that have been optimized for the cost-efficient, single-step shredding of untreated household refuse as well as industrial and commercial waste. A typical application area is the processing of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) that is used instead of fossil fuels in calciners of cement factories or in thermal power plants. Because ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • Case study - Municipal Company of Waste Management Ltd - Recycling MRF with RDF production – Katowice, Poland

    Customer The Municipal Company of Waste Management Ltd in Katowice provides a framework of service activities such as: The collection and transport of waste Selective collection and utilization of waste Composting organic waste All year round road maintenance Automotive diagnostics Requirements ...

  • First UK installation for UNTHA TR Series shredder at new HW Martin RDF facility

    When HW Martin required a state-of-the-art RDF facility, they chose OKLM to design and build the plant and the revolutionary new UNTHA TR Series shredder, supplied by Riverside Waste Machinery, to fulfil their high-performance shredding requirements. This is the first UK installation for UNTHA’s new TR Series shredding technology which was developed specifically for the processing ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Denmark’s Near-Zero-Waste Wonder

    Has this Danish community found the formula for environmentally friendly industry? When we look closely at systems in nature — coral reefs or rainforests, for instance — we see something we don’t often see in human systems: mutually beneficial relationships and energy flows among the various elements, such as air, water, rocks, soil, and plant and animal life. If we ...


    By Ensia

  • Ecopark 4, Spain, trusts AUTOSORT for the efficient automation of its separation processes - Case Study

    Ecopark 4 in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), part of the infrastructure of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB), uses ten of TOMRA Sorting Recycling's AUTOSORT optical separators, which currently recover 90% of sortable material. This fully automated plant has three treatment streams which process around 300,000 tons annually. Ecopark 4, located in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), is a ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Kiverco Completes Another Complex Project for a Major UK Customer

    The customer Tom White Waste Ltd was formed in 1981, when Tom White found it difficult to obtain waste management services for his other businesses and decided to start his own waste management operation. Since then, the business has grown hugely and in 1988, Tom’s sons Ian and Paul joined the business and today, they run the company as joint managing directors. Tom White ...

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