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Full-scale Testing of Energy Production from Solid Waste
Author: Brian D. Bracken, James R. Coe, Terry D. Allen
Date: 5/205
Reprinted from Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference on Sludge Management, Disposal and Utilization, Miami, Florida, December 1976

Background and objectives of a full scale test of combustion and pyrolysis of sludge and refuse derived fuel are discussed. Modifications to a conventional multiple-hearth furnace facility for the test program are described. Testing procedures, including operating modes, feed methods, solids sampling, gas sampling, and corrosion testing are presented. Test problems and solutions applied are related. Observed test results are discussed with a description of the expected content of the final report.