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Contribution to closing the loop on waste materials: valorization of bottom ash from waste-to-energy plants under a life cycle approach

Abstract: Incineration has undergone several technology improvements, reducing air emissions and increasing the efficiency of energy and material recovery; however, there is still a long way to go. To analyze the environmental impacts of waste incineration, this study assessed 15 waste fractions that compose municipal waste in Spain, which are grouped as non-inert materials (plastics, paper, cardboard and organic matter), unburned materials (glass and Al) and ferrous materials. Additionally, this paper evaluates the valorization of bottom ash (BA) to produce steel, aluminum and cement in these recycled/recoverable waste fractions. The results depend on the input waste composition and the heating value (HHV) and showed that ferrous and unburned materials had the worst environmental performance due to the null HHV. The valorization of BA in steel, Al and cement production significantly reduced the environmental impact and the consumption of resources. BA recycling for secondary steel and Al production would improve the environmental performance of the combustion of unburned materials and ferrous materials, whereas the use of BA in cement production diminished the consumption of NR for non-inert materials. This is of great interest for organic matter and PC, waste with a low energy production and high heavy metal and sulfur content.

 Autoría: Margallo M., Aldaco R., Bala A., Fullana P., Irabien A.,

 Fuente: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 2018, 20(3), 1507-1515

 Editorial: Springer Nature

 Fecha de publicación: 01/07/2018

 Nº de páginas: 9

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1007/s10163-018-0709-6

 ISSN: 1438-4957,1611-8227

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10163-018-0709-6