Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF)

SRF

Solid recovered fuel (SRF) is produced from the non-recyclable part of non-hazardous solid waste. 

Once produced, it can be utilised for energy recovery in incineration and co-incineration plants and can also be used as a substitute fuel in cement kilns, coal-fired power plants, lime kilns, industrial boilers and combined heat and power plants.
 

What are the requirements of solid recovered fuel?

The terminology, solid recovered fuel, requires that the preparation meets specific criteria in terms of calorific power ,mercury and chloric amount stipulated in the EN-1539 regulation.

According to the ADEME and the EN-1539 regulation, to be considered solid recovered fuel, the preparation must feature:
  • A Net Calorific Value ranging from 25 to 15 MJ/kg
  • A chlorine rate under 1%
  • A mercury content under 0,08Mg/MJ.

What is the process for producing solid recovered fuel?

Producing solid recovered fuel requires a three-fold process: 
  1. The waste must be treated;
  2. The waste must be homogenised; and
  3. The waste must be upgraded.
Once the recyclable part has been extracted, the production of solid recovered fuel can then be performed within mechanical biological treatment units.   In most cases, either the construction and industrial or household waste will go through the following:
  1. Primary crushing
  2. Drying
  3. Classifying
  4. Secondary crushing
  5. Pelletisation.
The pellets are then grouped to form what we call solid recovered fuel.
 

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