The paper discusses the production and use of refuse derived fuel (RDF) in an integrated solid waste management system, presenting the case study of Campania Region, in Southern Italy. The adopted system provides an energy recovery exclusively based on the thermal treatment of RDF which is produced without a drying phase. This results in a RDF with a poor lower heating value as well as obtaining a high moisture content. While waiting for the thermal treatment plants to be constructed, the produced baled RDF is temporarily stored in several regional sites with a related risk of accidental burning and arson. Due to the critical situation of the thermal treatment plants construction, RDF landfilling is presented as an “alternative” option for its emergency disposal. Therefore, RDF production plants are considered to be similar to pre-treatment units for landfill disposal in the light of the European Landfill Directive 1999/31/EC that provides a progressive reduction of organic matter in disposed waste.

AN “ALTERNATIVE” DISPOSAL FOR REFUSE DERIVED FUEL

BELGIORNO, Vincenzo;DE FEO, Giovanni;
2003

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The paper discusses the production and use of refuse derived fuel (RDF) in an integrated solid waste management system, presenting the case study of Campania Region, in Southern Italy. The adopted system provides an energy recovery exclusively based on the thermal treatment of RDF which is produced without a drying phase. This results in a RDF with a poor lower heating value as well as obtaining a high moisture content. While waiting for the thermal treatment plants to be constructed, the produced baled RDF is temporarily stored in several regional sites with a related risk of accidental burning and arson. Due to the critical situation of the thermal treatment plants construction, RDF landfilling is presented as an “alternative” option for its emergency disposal. Therefore, RDF production plants are considered to be similar to pre-treatment units for landfill disposal in the light of the European Landfill Directive 1999/31/EC that provides a progressive reduction of organic matter in disposed waste.
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