Title: Improving the capacity of a MSW incineration plant

Authors: Per Ankersen, Paw Andersen

Addresses: Department of Technology Design, Babcock & Wilcox Volund ApS, Falkevej 2, DK-6705 Esbjerg O, Denmark. ' Department of Technology Design, Babcock & Wilcox Volund ApS, Falkevej 2, DK-6705 Esbjerg O, Denmark

Abstract: A CFD case study of the Orvade Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) incinerator in Saran in France was conducted to investigate the possibility of improving the capacity of the plant and to ensure compliance with European Union (EU) environmental legislation, in particular retention time and CO emission requirements. Two cases were analysed, the pre-modified state (operation prior to modification) and the modified state (capacity increase of 12%). The CFD model predicted that the pre-modified state did not meet retention time requirements. The modified state demonstrated the ability to meet the requirements of retention time and a reduction in CO.

Keywords: CFD analysis; retention time; waste incineration capacity; computational fluid dynamics; municipal solid waste; France; capacity improvement; carbon dioxide emissions; emissions reduction; air pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2007.013888

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2007 Vol.7 No.5, pp.274 - 282

Published online: 01 Jun 2007 *

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