ANALYZING THE PARAMETERS AFFECTING THE QUALITY OF REFUSE DERIVED FUEL PELLETS DERIVED FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE

  • MARYAM MUAYAD
  • QABAS ABBAS
  • ZAHRAA ABDULKADER
Keywords: Climate Change; Energy Production Alternatives; Waste Recycling; Environment Sustainability; Environmental Engineering.

Abstract

One of the major factors that play a role in threatening our climate maintenance is the non-ecofriendly
energy production and finding an alternative to this is essential. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) is an
alternative process for non-ecofriendly energy production in which fuel is produced from various types of
local waste, including municipal solid waste (MSW). It diverts the landfill waste into a source of energy
supplier. This review paper examines the parameters that affect the quality of the
Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) that is derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) by reviewing prior studies
from multiple sources; experiment-based research papers. The examined parameters from the collected
data which included the moisture content, the ash content, Calorific value, Sulfur content, Chlorine
content, Carbon content, as well as the content of heavy metals; Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Nickel
(Ni), Silver (Ag), Zinc (Zn), Lead (Pb), Copper (Cu), and Arsenic (As) were descriptively analyzed in
comparison to the typical contents found in the Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) as these typical contents
determine the quality of these pellets for producing energy. Some of the collected data for some
parameters fell within their typical range. Yet, some did not.

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Published
2020-12-28
How to Cite
MUAYAD, M., ABBAS, Q., & ABDULKADER, Z. (2020). ANALYZING THE PARAMETERS AFFECTING THE QUALITY OF REFUSE DERIVED FUEL PELLETS DERIVED FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE. Journal of Duhok University, 23(2), 104-115. Retrieved from https://journal.uod.ac/index.php/uodjournal/article/view/912