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Title: Chemical engineering analysis of SOx and HCl from municipal solid waste in grate-fired waste-to-energy (WtE) combustors
Authors: De Greef, Johan
Verbinnen, Bram
Van Caneghem, Jo
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Host Document: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste - Venice 2016
Conference: International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste edition:6 location:Venice date:14-17 November 2016
Abstract: SO2 and HCl emission data from a large-scale Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant are analysed as a function of combustion process parameters. Basic principles of flow, mass transfer and reactor engineering are applied to the waste layers on the grates in order to explain the obtained results. Strong similarity with fixed bed reactor systems is observed. The findings from this study contribute to the understanding of mechanisms of S and Cl release from waste in WtE processes, and support developments in areas of emissions reduction and corrosion abatement in WtE plants. To the authors’ knowledge, such extensive analysis has never been performed before on the industrial scale of WtE.
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Technologiecluster Materialentechnologie
Materials Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven

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