1 Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 CHEC Research Centre, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Technical University of Denmark
In order to gain fundamental knowledge about the co-combustion of coal and waste derived fuels, the pyrolytic behaviors of coal, four typical waste components and their mixtures have been studied by a simultaneous thermal analyzer (STA). The investigated waste components were wood, paper, polypropylene (PE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Strong interactions were observed between PVC & wood, PVC & paper and PVC & coal. Interactions were also observed between PE & wood, PE & PVC, PE & paper and PE & coal, but to a smaller degree. No interactions were observed between coal & wood, coal & paper and wood & paper. Since PVC was the only waste component to interact strongly with coal, the interaction between coal and a real waste mixture might be similar to the interaction observed between PVC & coal.
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Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemical Engineering, 2010