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Publikācija: An Assessment of the Potential of Refuse Derived Fuel in Latvia

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Nosaukums oriģinālvalodā An Assessment of the Potential of Refuse Derived Fuel in Latvia
Pētniecības nozare 2. Inženierzinātnes un tehnoloģijas
Pētniecības apakšnozare 2.7. Vides inženierija un enerģētika
Autori Elīna Dāce
Dagnija Blumberga
Atslēgas vārdi Energy sources, Fuels, Latvia, Municipal solid waste, Potential, Refuse derived fuel, Waste management, Waste-to-energy
Anotācija Purpose – The aim of the study is to determine the production and energy potential of refuse derived fuel (RDF) in Latvia in order to understand how large an impact municipal waste incineration with energy recovery has on waste management and energy supply systems of Latvia. Design/methodology/approach – The results of the study are based on historical data of municipal solid waste (MSW) management. The potential of RDF in Latvia is estimated as well as future sources of RDF production until 2020 are projected. The calculations of RDF potential are based on data on MSW generation, landfilling and composition, and on the calorific value of RDF fractions. The study also takes into account experimental results of RDF production trials in one landfill in Latvia Findings – The amount of MSW landfilled annually until 2020 will grow, therefore new waste management options will have to be found in order to comply with EU waste policy. One of the options is waste-to-energy. The energy amount potentially produced by incinerating RDF made of MSW in Latvia could account for approximately 2% of the total energy amount produced in 2010, if the RDF conversion rate is assumed to be 30%, and up to 3.5% – if the RDF conversion rate is 50%. Originality/value – There are just a few studies analysing RDF potential for a certain region (in this case – country). There is a lack of data and official projections of generated waste amounts which are typical for Latvia, therefore no detailed assessments are available on how much energy it would be possible to produce from the waste generated in Latvia. In this study, the RDF production potential itself as well as the energy potential produced via RDF in Latvia is assessed. In order to estimate future availability of resources for RDF production, future MSW generation and landfilling amounts in Latvia until 2020 are projected.
DOI: 10.1108/14777831211255088
Hipersaite: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17047165 
Atsauce Dāce, E., Blumberga, D. An Assessment of the Potential of Refuse Derived Fuel in Latvia. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 2012, Vol.23, Iss.5, 503.-516.lpp. ISSN 1477-7835. Pieejams: doi:10.1108/14777831211255088
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