Refuse-Derived Fuel Evaluation in an Industrial Spreader-Stoker Boiler

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K. W. Ragland, R. K. Ham

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 53706

R. P. Madding

Engineering Extension, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 53706

R. J. Vetter

Department of Public Works, City of Madison, Wis.

M. L. Smith

M. L. Smith Environmental, Oak Brook, Ill.

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 106(4), 782-788 (Oct 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3239639 History: Received July 15, 1983; Online October 15, 2009


Municipal refuse-derived fuel and coal were cofired in a retrofitted 125,000 lb steam/hr (55,000 kg/hr) spreader-stoker boiler. Results from 19 tests, which include fuel characteristics, boiler performance, particulate and gaseous emissions, and trace element emissions, are reported. System design and economic considerations are also discussed.

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