MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 333, 2021The 18th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE 2019)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering|
|Published online||08 January 2021|
Stable Operation of Rotary Stoker Furnace for Industrial Waste
Tsuneishi Kamtechs Corporation, 107-5 Minooki-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 721-0956
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 8190395, Japan
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Incineration is one of the most common methods for the treatment of industrial waste. Large amounts of bottom ash are buried without being reused. By reducing components such as toxic metals contained in bottom ash under suitable incineration conditions, landfill waste can be reduced, and re-use of bottom ash can be increased. In this study, effects of the air supplied to the bottom of a commercialy used rotary stoker furnace was investigated as the first step to improve incineration conditions. Bottom ash content must be controlled against various types of industrial waste whose content changes from day to day. The characteristics of industrial waste containing typical components were numerically investigated using a combustion simulation program. It was found that if the primary air used for combustion is not preheated, auxiliary fuel is required to burn waste. Preheated primary air increases the drying rate of the input material, and allows burning of waste without auxiliary fuel. At the furnace, components and calorific values of input raw material are controlled by mixing different types of waste together. Preheated primary air enables reduction of bottom ash, reduction of auxiliary fuel consumption, and stabilization of furnace operation.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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