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Life Cycle Assessment Approach For Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Systems For Tuscany

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR010281

Volume

5

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,166 kb

Author(s)

A. Corti and L. Lombardi

Abstract

Life cycle assessment approach for refuse derived fuel (RDF) systems for Tuscany A. Corti, L. Lombard! Dipartimento di Energetica "Sergio Stecco" - Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy Abstract The recent MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) Italian Regulation highlights strategies that allow reduction of both landfill use for non stabilised organic waste and organic fraction waste to energy process feeding. For this purpose, the new regulation defines a refuse derived fuel (RDF) fraction, obtained by separation of finest and organic fractions, from commingled waste collection. RDF production systems, for every single waste collection and management defined area, need a following incineration system as tail end treatment for energy recovery, able to treat the obtained high Low Heat Value (LHV). Two main different strategies are applicable: one or more RDF incineration units for every single waste collection and management area or a minor waste to energy unit number with re

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