WIT Press


Diverting Municipal Solid Waste From Landfill: New Methods In Hungarian Waste Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESS140271

Volume

206

Pages

12

Page Range

303 - 314

Published

2015

Size

412 kb

Author(s)

A. Sarkady, R. Kurdi, B. Morvai, C. Leitol

Abstract

Facing the new challenge in Hungary to meet the EU legislation diverting waste stream from the landfill is inevitable. Low-waste design products and reuse are preferred, although recycling and recovery are also necessary to reach the ambitious goal of waste management. Besides finding new methods for recycling materials from Mixed Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), it is beneficial to make use of an appropriate fraction as an energy source for industry and for power generation. To reach the end-of-waste status of MSW, special standard requirements must be met by special processes. Standardisation processes also assist customers to develop their technology to be prepared for the new type of fuel transformed from waste, by setting up limits and giving specifications. In this way, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) or Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) can be introduced to various technologies as a replacement for non-renewable fuel, especially for the cement industry and power plants.

Keywords

mechanical biological treatment, Refuse Derived Fuel, Solid Recovered Fuel