Accession Number : ADA118022

Title :   Performance Analysis of Cofiring Densified Refuse Derived Fuel in a Military Boiler.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 80-Sep 81.


PDF Url : ADA118022

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : This report provides an overview of existing densified refuse-derived fuel (dRDF) receiving, storage, handling and combustion equipment at Wright-Patterson Air Foce Base. DRDF is being burned as part of a long term alternative fuel evaluation program to develop design and procurement criteria for multiple fuel boilers. Recommendations are offered for specific equipment, procedural changes, and studies to improve the efficacy of the present configurations of dRDF as a fuel. A discussion of the fuel use criteria is presented. The options for continuing the present dRDF supply arrangement vs. the feasibility of local production of dRDF are presented. Research needs are summarized. A preemptive, integrated local synthetic solid fuel production facility and boiler performance test is recommended as a continuation of the program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Solid wastes, *Solid fuels, *Boilers, Synthetic fuels, Combustion, Density, Test methods, Safety, Air Force facilities

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE