Numerical Simulation on Influencing Factors of Co-firing of Municipal Solid Waste and Leather
Keywords:Incineration, Municipal solid waste, Leather, Co-firing, Simulation
Incineration is an important method of recycling municipal solid waste (MSW). As an industrial waste, leather has a higher calorific value and more combustible components than MSW. The blending of leather can make up for the high moisture content and insufficient calorific value of MSW, providing a good solution to reduce the capacity of MSW and industrial waste. This study predicts the effect of blending combustion by means of numerical simulation; the effects of leather blending ratio, the ratio of primary air and secondary air, total air volume, and fuel feed rate were analyzed. The results showed that the appropriate increase of blending ratio improves the furnace chamber temperature, and the best blending amount of leather is approximately 10%. The best primary and second air ratio is 0.72:0.28. Insufficient airflow caused inadequate combustion, and excessive airflow reduced the furnace temperature. The feed volume in the range of 500 to 550 t/d had a good burning effect.