Determining the fuel value of waste materials
The Model 440 CHN analyser is helping determine the suitability of a waste material for use as a fuel.
With the volume of waste materials generated by industrialised nations growing year on year, the search for an effective environmentally-friendly alternative to disposal in landfill sites is being actively sought.
One solution being investigated by waste reclamation organisations is using the organic matter in waste as a fuel in waste to energy plants.
However waste materials are typically varied containing a wide range of components in addition to organic materials.
Consequently the need for a rapid method to determine the energy content of waste materials has been much sought after.
Using an Exeter Analytical Model 440 Elemental Analyser the percentage Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen in a waste sample, which relates directly to its energy content, can be accurately determined in as little as 6 minutes.
The Exeter Analytical Model 440 is a static combustion CHN Elemental Analyser, with a unique horizontal furnace design, which enables easy removal of sample residue between each waste material analysis.
This is particularly important with waste materials that typically produce a considerable amount of uncombusted residue (metals, inorganic fillers etc) after each analysis.
Using an Exeter Analytical Model 440 - one combustion tube will analyse in excess of 1000 waste samples without the need for removal and cleaning.
The Exeter Analytical Model 440 CHN analyser is capable of routinely analysing almost any sample type.
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