derived fuel Articles

  • Evaluation of fuel rod cladding failure during a loss-of-coolant accident

    This paper describes a methodology for the quantification of fuel rod cladding failure as a result of a Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA). The methodology is based on external coupling of the RELAP5 code and the TRANSURANUS code. The thermohydraulic response of the unit to the accident is simulated by the RELAP5 code, providing initial and boundary conditions for the thermomechanical simulation by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mexico’s first commercial waste to energy facility to supply alternative fuel under agreement

    Mexico’s first Waste to Energy plant is up and running in Hermosillo, Sonora. The facility began to take shape two years ago, when total waste management specialist ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • RDF for cement kilns

    The use of the cement has significantly contributed to the worldwide economies. In fact cement is considered to be the second most consumed substance in our society and apparently the amount of it, used in construction, is more than double that of the total of all other building materials, including wood, steel, plastic and aluminium. Nowadays the cement industry has important environmental ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • 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 ...

  • Hotter than Hungarian Salami – the new VR Series

    In Hungary, our existing customer Gepsystem needed a solution for refining the material pre-shredded by an XR2000 and thus increasing sales. Our newly developed VR Series proved to be the perfect solution. The company is now operating a VR120 and VR160 at full capacity and supplies a Hungarian cement plant with first grade refuse-derived fuels. One of the VR Series' numerous quality features ...

  • 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 ...

  • SRF – a class of its own

    Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is still classified as a waste material, not a product, despite the fact it is manufactured to a quality specification and is a resource from which energy can be recovered. Here, UNTHA UK’s alternative fuel production expert Marcus Brew considers the parameters within which SRF must be manufactured, before investigating the arguments for and against SRF being ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • 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

  • The effect of surrounding temperature on liquefied petroleum gas behaviour during exhaustion process

    Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is considered to be a cleaner fuel because it has less impact on air quality. However, the potential benefit of LPG usage in domestic or residential sectors in Malaysia is hampered by LPG residue in cylinder. A few critical factors, such as LPG composition, exhaustion rate and surrounding temperature, have been identified to significantly contribute to the LPG ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leveraging microgrids in waste-to-energy applications

    What do the waste-to-energy and real estate sectors have in common? In both, location is the key factor influencing the bottom line. Although waste-to-energy conversion technologies continue to improve their efficiency, energy will always be worth more when it is in the right location. With rising energy costs and increasing concern over electric power reliability and sustainability, the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • French SRF manufacturer boosts capacity with UNTHA shredder investment

    Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) manufacturer Environnement 48 has increased the capacity of its waste processing facility in South West France, having invested in its second UNTHA shredder. Already one of the region's most established waste management companies, Environnement 48 hit the headlines in early 2016 when its ...

  • UNTHA XR shredder boosts capacity of German SRF specialist

    One of the most experienced alternative fuel producers in Germany – Lober GmbH & Co. Abfallentsorgungs KG – has invested in the UNTHA XR3000C waste shredder to optimize its SRF plant. For three generations, Lober has successfully handled the waste disposal for municipalities and ...

  • Key things to know about what TANA can do for your business

    (Pictured) New TANA Shark 440EM electric shredder offers unique versatility with zero emissions. Our customers operate in countless different areas of the waste management industry. They treat a wide range of waste types and streams using a variety of processes. Our job is to help them do that as ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Shredding of end-of-life tyres (ELTs): a ´black gold mine´ ready for being exploited

    “Problems can't be solved by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them" (Albert Einstein). The 2014 report by the ETRMA (European Tyre and Rubber Manufactures’ Association Sustainable Development Foundation) shows that only considering consumer, light truck, truck, motorcycle and agriculture tyres, in 2012 Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain had been able ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • 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

  • Why carbon capture and storage is vital, has no friends but must be backed

    James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust, sets out why we need to learn to love CCS - before it's too late In front of the Public Liaison Committee in Parliament last week the Prime Minister laid out the importance of carbon capture and storage to the setting of a 2030 carbon target and in helping resolve the current debate on how much gas in the UK it is safe to burn.  Just a month ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • State Aims to Modernize Mindsets Along with Trash Policies, Facilities

    By July 1, 2016, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is set to revise the state-wide solid waste management plan to include a strategy to divert, through source reduction, reuse and recycling, 60 percent of solid waste generated in Connecticut after January 1, 2026. That figure is more than double the waste currently diverted from landfills. Doubling the amount of waste ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

  • 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

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