Economic Evaluation of Fluegas Re-Mediation by RDF and
Professor Martino Paolucci
Co-authors: C. Borgianni, U. Mazzanti, G. DiLuzio
SEAR-Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico di "Tor Vergata"
Dipartimento Ingegneria Chimica – Universita di Roma "La
Abstract: In recent years a big effort is aimed at
the study of technology for carbon dioxide reduction in
flue gas. The separation of CO2 is a drawback for any
operation of remediation, and therefore the best system
is the remediation of the fluegas without any treatment.
In this paper it is examined whether the reaction
between RDF and fluegas, supported by the solar energy
is attractive from an economic point of view.
First of all, the advantage of using RDF in this
remediation instead of its use as a raw-material in
gasification is examined. The use of RDF in the
remediation of the fluegas is advantageous if it is
considered the annual production of RDF in agglomerates
containing less than 500000 inhabitants.
Besides, the effect of the annual production of RDF,
carbon tax, manpower and investment cost is examined.
The carbon tax increases its importance as much as it
increases as the content of CO2 in the fluegas.
The influence of the other parameters is rather
independent of the ratio between carbon dioxide and
steam in the fluegas while it is more pronounced the
variation of the energy cost as a function of the made
investment if the plant size is reduced.
Further, a statistical equation were found, which takes
into account the effect of the parameters on the energy