Thermal Characterization and Combustion Tests of Cork Industry Wastes

I. Montero Puertas, M.T. García-Cuevas, M.J. Trinidad Lozano, J.I. Arranz Barriga, A. Botet Jiménez & F.J. Sepúlveda Justo
The cork industry generates a large amount of waste in different processes. These residues are mainly cooking water, cork dust, sludge and mill lands or funds boiler firing. The use of agro-industrial waste for energy is increasing mainly due to the environmental benefits that are obtained: zero CO2 balance, reduced emissions of sulphur and nitrogen oxides, reduced emissions of particles, etc. Preparation and processing industries of cork generate a large amount of biomass waste, thus...