GÜTEGEMEINSCHAFT SEKUNDÄRBRENNSTOFFE UND RECYCLINGHOLZ E.V. (BGS)

Quality assurance of solid recovered fuels (SRF)

The utilization of solid recovered fuels for energy recovery has established itself and has been increasing steadily in recent years in Europe. A permanent availability in the area of solid recovered fuels can only be achieved with a fuel of constant quality that is appropriately matched with the combustion technology. In this case, it is necessary to define quality standards and introduce targeted quality assurance measures.

1 Introduction

The terminology for treated wastes used either in mono-incineration or co-incineration application varies. In Germany, waste for energy recovery is generally subdivided into solid recovered fuels and high-calorific fractions. A solid recovered fuel is a specially prepared fuel made of production-specific or municipal waste that has been treated adequately for co-incineration. Solid recovered fuels that comply with a defined quality standard according to RAL-GZ 724 [RAL, 2012a] are known by the protected brand name SBS®. By contrast, high calorific fractions have undergone a...

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