RDF): The fuel component of municipal solid waste ( MSW), which is the byâ€“product of shredding MSW to a uniform size, screening out oversized materials and isolating ferrous material in magnetic separation. The resulting RDF can be burned as a fuel source.
A refuse-derived fuel is whereby the combustible fraction is segregated from the non-combustible fraction of mixed municipal waste. Use is made of a range of processing techniques including screening, air classification, magnetic separation etc., to achieve the necessary degree of segregation. The end product has a higher calorific value than raw municipal waste.
A fuel produced from combustible waste that can be stored and transported or used directly on site to produce heat and/or power.