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The project aims to demonstrate the possibilities offered by the pyrolytic combustion of waste produced by the raising and cutting of various textiles. The plant used for the demonstration has a processing capacity of 2,000 kg of textile waste per day. The waste is made up of a mixture of cellulose and synthetic fibres (with a lower calorific value of 25,000-27,000 kJ/kg on average). The project, which took place over a period of six months, following the development of the plant, has shown that: - The heat dissipated to bring the oven up to its operating temperature, with the fuel which is traditionally used (GPL), corresponds on average to 2,000 kJ/kg of waste burnt. - The total heat recovery on 2,000 kg of waste burnt is approximately 30,000 MJ. - The electricity dissipated by the plant, excluding that which relates to the diathermic oil circulation pumps, is approximately 0.15 kWh/kg of waste burnt. The conclusions of the project are that: - The technology is technically valid, provided that materials which are suitable to the operating conditions of the oven are used. - Economic viability depends on the cost of processing the waste (which must exceed 180 Lire/kg) as well as on the cost of conventional fuel (at least 400,000 Lire/tep). - The minimum capacity of the plant should preferably be no less than 3,000 kg of waste processed per day.

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Authors: PAGANELLI M, INTEC Srl, Prato (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13089 IT (1991) 33 pp., FS, ECU 5
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2864-7
Record Number: 199111233 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: it
Available languages: it,fr