Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) & Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF)

RDF and SRF can be used as a feedstock for energy from waste plants, this is usually from recycled materials such as metals and plastics that has been treated in a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).

Energy from the waste plants go through a variety of technologies to ensure the recovery of energy and the generation of electricity – incineration, gasification and pyrolysis.

The ever increasing requirement for waste recycling rather than disposal together with searches for cheaper energy, government incentivisation and legislation changes are driving an increasing demand for RDF and SRF testing across the UK.

We have expanded our analytical services to encompass testing for RDF and SRF materials with the use of our state-of-the-art laboratories. We provide full and basic test suites:

  • Calorific value
  • Moisture
  • Ash content
  • Chlorine

The testing suites we provide are individually tailored to meet customer requirements.

Testing at Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL)

SAL has one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of analytical capability of any Environmental Laboratory in the UK. After significant investment, this capability has recently been expanded to encompass testing of RDF and SRF materials.

Already having the capability to perform testing of Bio-aerosols, H2S, Odour, Landfill Wastes, Landfill Leachates, Landfill Gas and Hazardous Waste Assessment as well as Traditional Soils, Waters, Air Emissions and Food. This relatively new service compliments the multitude of testing available to our clients.

For more information about SAL’s RDF and SRF services, please contact your local laboratory or contact us online.

For full information on our RDF & SRF capabilities, please download the brochure below: