Difference between RPF and RDF

RPF and RDF Comparison Table

Name of Fuel RPF
Refuse derived paper and plastics densified Fuel
Refuse Derived Fuel
Method of Sorting and Collection Based on the emissions classifications of private enterprises (according to presenting conditions picked up from emissions sources) Collection by municipalities (burnable garbage including raw garbage from various unspecified sources)
Properties of raw materials Composition Since industrial waste is the main raw material, there is little contamination by foreign matter and the level of chlorine concentration is low. There are limits on trash separation in each household. Dust, incombustible contamination, PVC and other items are mixed in and there are high concentration levels of chlorine.
Moisture content Since it is discharged from private enterprises (processing system and distribution system), the water content is low The moisture content of household garbage is high because it is mixed together without first being separated.
Properties of products Calorific value kcal/kg 5,000 to 10,000 kcal/kg (adjustable according to the paper mixture ratio) 3,000 to 4,000 kcal/kg (unadjustable)
Size 6 to 50mmφ possible to support pneumatic transport-capable small diameters “15 to 50 mmφ small diameter size are difficult to manufacture”
Ashing rate Below 7% Below 20%
Ancillary equipment Precipitator Dust collector, Deodorization equipment, Exhaust gas treatment equipment for dryer, Anti-corruption additive supply equipment
Applications Boiler use fuel, RPF, Fuel for lime burning in power facilities, Drier fuel RDF fuel for boilers has limited application use as fuel for power facilities.

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