Monday, August 1, 2011

Significance of RDF to Our Environment


Refuse-derived fuel or RDF is the secondary fuel produced by shredding municipal waste (MSW) converting it to energy. Noncombustible materials like metals and gas are removed prior to making refuse-derived fuel. The production and use of the secondary fuel has been helpful to the community and to assess the environmental impacts of using and producing Refuse-derived fuel (RDF), it is necessary to compare this practice with not using Refuse-derived fuel as an alternative for waste management.

The production and use of Refuse-derived fuel is connected with various environmental effects. In general point of view, the protection of resources is likely to be the main ecological rationalization for the production and utilization of refuse-derived fuels. This indirect environmental benefit should be considered an absolute environmental impact.

The process of series production and use of refuse-derived fuel goes with several direct impacts, starting with the collection and transportation of waste from which refuse-derived fuel is generated. The production of refuse-derived fuel has at least two direct environmental impacts. The production of RDF is an innovation on both wastes to energy. It helps resolve the problems due to consumption of energy means, and it lessens the process discharges in the air and water that makes it the sole purpose of the production of refuse-derived fuel which is to eliminate waste in exchange for clean fuel.

The production of refuse-derived fuel was first introduced in the energy market of the Philippines. The RDF machine utilizes a method known as the RDF biosphere gasification technology in which solid wastes are broken down in controlled extreme heat. RDF method is more efficient and the level of carbon gas emission is much lower. Various biosphere facilities are now being constructed in different places in the Philippines. Many local governments support this technology in participation in the Biosphere Zero-waste campaign. The invention of refuse-derived fuel envisions turning every bits of waste in the planet into a clean and green energy production.

The potential of the production of Refuse Derived Fuel to ultimately solve the both waste disposal and energy generation problems is being recognized all over the world. Even the United Nations launched its campaign to promote the construction of RDF facilities all over the world. Refuse-Derived Fuel can also be the answer from oil dependence. The efficiency of oil has made it the most highly sought source of energy in the long run even with the increasing levels of awareness of its harmful effects on nature and the environment. With hopes for the future, the invention of RDF biosphere machines and production of RDF energy is anticipated to break the chains of oil dependence and bring true economic and environmental security to all nations.

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