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Title: Preliminary assessment of the prospects for use of refuse-derived fuel in Maryland

Abstract

The deployment problems of refuse derived fuel (RDF) production in Maryland are examined. Problems experienced by the pyrolysis plant in Baltimore City and the resource recovery plant in Baltimore County are cited. Maryland's municipal solid waste problems are discussed with emphasis on the major components of the municipal solid waste stream, e.g., volume, composition, and location; collection methods used; present and long-range disposal methods; and regulations and ordinances. The generic social and legal constraints to RDF production are described. The problems of RDF technology deployment in Maryland, i.e., county and state RDF energy potential, institutional barriers to RDF production and use, remitting requirements for new RDF production and use facilities, water quality issues of RDF production and use, air quality issues of RDF production and use, and recommendations for initiating RDF production and use are discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5880896
Report Number(s):
BNL-51065
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-02-0016
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; MARYLAND; WASTE MANAGEMENT; MUNICIPAL WASTES; WASTE DISPOSAL; REFUSE DERIVED FUELS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; PRODUCTION; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITIES; OPERATION; AVAILABILITY; FINANCING; LAND USE; LEGAL ASPECTS; PYROLYSIS; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; SOLID WASTES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; URBAN AREAS; USES; CENTRAL REGION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DECOMPOSITION; ENERGY FACILITIES; FUELS; MANAGEMENT; NORTH AMERICA; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; USA; WASTES; 320604* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Municipalities & Community Systems- Municipal Waste Management- (1980-); 090400 - Solid Waste & Wood Fuels- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Metz, W.C., Shyer, J., and Edgecomb, K. Preliminary assessment of the prospects for use of refuse-derived fuel in Maryland. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/5880896.
Metz, W.C., Shyer, J., & Edgecomb, K. Preliminary assessment of the prospects for use of refuse-derived fuel in Maryland. United States. doi:10.2172/5880896.
Metz, W.C., Shyer, J., and Edgecomb, K. Thu . "Preliminary assessment of the prospects for use of refuse-derived fuel in Maryland". United States. doi:10.2172/5880896. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5880896.
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abstractNote = {The deployment problems of refuse derived fuel (RDF) production in Maryland are examined. Problems experienced by the pyrolysis plant in Baltimore City and the resource recovery plant in Baltimore County are cited. Maryland's municipal solid waste problems are discussed with emphasis on the major components of the municipal solid waste stream, e.g., volume, composition, and location; collection methods used; present and long-range disposal methods; and regulations and ordinances. The generic social and legal constraints to RDF production are described. The problems of RDF technology deployment in Maryland, i.e., county and state RDF energy potential, institutional barriers to RDF production and use, remitting requirements for new RDF production and use facilities, water quality issues of RDF production and use, air quality issues of RDF production and use, and recommendations for initiating RDF production and use are discussed.},
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