Consider Fig 13-11. 1000 tons/day of moist MSW are processed to yield 700 tpd of RDF product. Raw MSW heat value is 5,000 btu/lb. RDF is 8,000 btu/lb. How did processing increase heat value?
b. Why are iron, steel and aluminum almost always recovered and recycled?
c. If the towns in the source area recycle paper and plastic (Fig 13-4) on a large scale, what happens to the economic viability of the RDF plant?