The Environmental Life Cycle Costing (LCC) methodology was applied to assess the costs of the processing in Italy of municipal Residual Waste (RW) in Mechanical-Biological Treatment (MBT) plants aimed at the production of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRFs), delivered to dedicated waste-to-energy (WTE) plants or to co-combustion. Two different functional units were defined to consider two different perspectives: 1 tonne of residual waste in input of the MBT plant, and 1 MWh of exergy produced by the energy valorisation of the streams delivered by the MBT plant. Four strategies were analysed that differ for the type of MBT (single stream or separated streams) and the destiny of the SRF (dedicated WTE plant or cement kiln). The results appear to strongly recommend the treatment of the RW in a single stream MBT plant and the production of a SRF with characteristics suitable to meet the technological, economic and environmental needs for co-combustion, substituting fossil fuels. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Life cycle costing of energy recovery from solid recovered fuel produced in MBT plants in Italy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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