Air classification: Potential treatment method for optimized recycling or utilization of fine-grained air pollution control residues obtained from dry off-gas cleaning high-temperature processing systems

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Abstract

In the dust collected from the off-gas of high-temperature processes, usually components that are volatile at the process temperature are enriched. In the recycling of the dust, the concentration of these volatile components is frequently limited to avoid operation problems. Also, for external utilization the concentration of such volatile components, especially heavy metals, is often restricted. The concentration of the volatile components is usually higher in the fine fractions of the collected dust. Therefore, air classification is a potential treatment method to deplete the coarse material from these volatile components by splitting off a fines fraction with an increased concentration of those volatile components. In this work, the procedure of a sequential classification using a laboratory air classifier and the calculations required for the evaluation of air classification for a certain application were demonstrated by taking the example of a fly ash sample from a biomass combustion plant. In the investigated example, the Pb content in the coarse fraction could be reduced to 60% by separation of 20% fines. For the non-volatile Mg the content was almost constant. It can be concluded that air classification is an appropriate method for the treatment of off-gas cleaning residues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1041-1044
Number of pages4
JournalWASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEAECH
Volume33
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • air classification
  • Dry off-gas cleaning
  • dust
  • enrichment
  • recycling
  • residue
  • Recycling/methods
  • Coal Ash/analysis
  • Incineration/methods
  • Dust/analysis

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