Reversed combustion of waste in a grate furnace - an experimental study

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Abstract

Most widely used concept for municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration is combustion on a moving grate with energy recovery. In MSW incinerators fresh waste stacked on a grate enters the combustion chamber, heats up by radiation from the flame above the layer and ignition occurs. Ignition front propagates downwards producing heat for drying and devolatilisation of the fresh waste below until it reaches the grate. The present project is investigating the so called reversed combustion of waste on a grate. In this new concept the fuel layer is ignited by means of preheated air from below without any external ignition source. As a result a combustion front will be formed close to the grate and will propagate upwards. In order to investigate reversed combustion an experimental set-up that is able to simulate a real moving grate furnace is designed. Experimental study was conducted to determine the influence of different factors (amount of primary air, fuel moisture content etc.) on process parameters. In this paper, the detailed description of setup, as well as the results from experiments will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2012
Event4th International Symposium on energy From Biomass and Waste, Venice 2012 - Venice, Italy
Duration: 12 Nov 201215 Nov 2012
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on energy From Biomass and Waste, Venice 2012
Abbreviated titleVenice 2012
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period12/11/1215/11/12

Keywords

  • IR-85031
  • METIS-293690

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