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Refuse Derived fuel 

One way in which valuables within waste can be utilized is by using it as fuel. Refuse derived fuel (RDF) is a term that applies to materials with a high calorific value (typically around 18 Mega joule per kilogram) that are removed from waste streams. Beneficiaries of this material are cement kilns to power plants.

TOMRA Sorting technology has long been utilized in many plants across Europe to produce a refused derived fuel material from different waste streams according to the specific needs of the end users. Quality assurance of solid recovered fuel (RDF) by random sample analysis is challenging, due to small sample sizes and differing laboratory results. 

Online analysis, coupled with TOMRA's AUTOSORT, results in accurate and timely measurements of critical value during operational uptime. Permanent monitoring in real time allows for optimum generated refused derived fuels.