This paper describes the Albany New York Solid Waste Energy Recovery System (ANSWERS), which consists of two plants — a City-owned refuse-derived fuel (RDF) plant, and a State-owned boiler plant in which RDF is burned. This paper is chiefly concerned with the City-owned RDF plant, and describes shakedown tests, problems encountered and solutions developed. Operational statistics and operations policies for the City-owned plant are discussed. Laboratory measurements of the heating value of RDF samples are compared with results actually achieved in the State boilers.
Startup and Shakedown of Albany New York Solid Waste Energy Recovery System
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Nollet, A. R., and Greeley, R. H. (September 1, 1983). "Startup and Shakedown of Albany New York Solid Waste Energy Recovery System." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. September 1983; 105(3): 401–406. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3230937
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