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Petrographic and Chemical Research on Furnace Wastes From Individual Heating Furnaces and Boilers – Method for Identification of Co-Burning Municipal Waste

Published Online: 10 Aug 2020
Page range: 110 - 119
Received: 01 Feb 2020
Accepted: 01 Mar 2020
Journal Details
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Abstract

Numerous varieties of solid fuels have been employed for the production of heat in buildings and during cooking by utilizing furnaces and boilers. The most commonly used energy carriers include hard and brown coal, coke, and wood-based solid biofuels in the form of various types of pellets, briquettes, and chips. Notably, furnace and boiler users can combine these fuels in any way by changing their proportions. Generally, users of furnaces and boilers are known to co-burn solid fuels and various types of municipal waste. However, the municipal waste contains a number of organic compounds and toxic metals that can be released into the atmosphere during the combustion process; this poses a threat to the health of the environment and public. Herein, chemical and petrographic tests were performed to study the sources of furnace wastes. This research facilitates the identification of unacceptable substances such as plastics, metal filings, and glass.

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