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dc.contributor.authorLópez-Sabirón, Ana M.
dc.contributor.authorFleiger, Kristina
dc.contributor.authorSchäfer, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorAntoñanzas, Javier
dc.contributor.authorIrazustabarrena, Ane
dc.contributor.authorAranda-Usón, Alfonso
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Germán A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-10T13:36:04Z
dc.date.available2016-03-10T13:36:04Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.citationWASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH, Vol. 33, Issue 8, 2015, pag. 715-722, special issueen
dc.identifier.issn1096-3669en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/148
dc.description.abstractPlasma torch gasification (PTG) is currently researched as a technology for solid waste recovery. However, scientific studies based on evaluating its environmental implications considering the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology are lacking. Therefore, this work is focused on comparing the environmental effect of the emissions of syngas combustion produced by refuse derived fuel (RDF) and PTG as alternative fuels, with that related to fossil fuel combustion in the cement industry. To obtain real data, a semi-industrial scale pilot plant was used to perform experimental trials on RDF-PTG. The results highlight that PTG for waste to energy recovery in the cement industry is environmentally feasible considering its current state of development. A reduction in every impact category was found when a total or partial substitution of alternative fuel for conventional fuel in the calciner firing (60 % of total thermal energy input) was performed. Furthermore, the results revealed that electrical energy consumption in PTG is also an important parameter from the LCA approach.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFramework of the 'New Designs of Ecological Furnaces'-EDEFU project 246335 European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7)en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLANDen
dc.titleRefuse derived fuel (RDF) plasma torch gasification as a feasible route to produce low environmental impact syngas for the cement industryen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0734242X15586476en
dc.isiYesen
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/246335/EU/New Designs of Ecological Furnaces/EDEFUen
dc.rights.accessRightsembargoedAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsplasma torch gasification (PTG)en
dc.subject.keywordslife cycle assessment (LCA)en
dc.subject.keywordsrefuse derived fuel (RDF)en
dc.subject.keywordscement industryen
dc.subject.keywordsalternative fuelen
dc.subject.keywordssyngasen


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