Optimisation of the process control of a solid waste incinerator can contribute to minimize the emissions (CO, NOx, CO2) , to maximize the waste throughput and to reduce the waste processing costs of the plant. This project has the objectives to design, develop and test new advanced control concepts for waste incinerators based upon new intelligent sensors. The main problem of controlling a waste incinerator is the continually changing waste composition. In this project a recent developed on-line sensor for the calorific value of the waste will be used. This sensor will be combined with an optical sensor in a total control concept. Two approaches will be followed to develop the new control concepts: one based on first principles (short-term) and the other on genetic-evolution principles (long-term). A prototype which merges these concepts into an optimal control concept will be built and tested at two plants in Europe.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
3180 AC Rozenburg
44044 Cassata Porotto
13799 Aix En Provence
2780-920 Porto Salvo