The assessment of the potential of metal recovery from incinerator fly ash and bottom ash in taiwan

Ya Mei Yang, Nae Wen Kuo, Hwong Wen Ma, Teng Yuan Hsiao, Chin Ming Huang

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The assessment of of the recovery of commonly used materials from incinerator fly ash and bottom ash in Taiwan was presented. The partitioning of iron, aluminum, copper, zinc, cadmium. chromium and lead between bottom ash and fly ash was investigated in three large municipal solid waste (MSW) incinerators located in Taiwan. The material flux of metals that pass through MSW incinerators was estimated and the potential of metal recovery in MSW incinerators was assessed. The results show that iron and aluminum were the highest in concentration, copper, zinc, and lead were in the middle, and cadmium and chromium were the lowest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5509-5517
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the A and WMA's 97th Annual Conference and Exhibition; Sustainable Development: Gearing Up for the Challenge - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: 2004 Jun 222004 Jun 25



  • Bottom ash
  • Fly ash
  • Incinerator
  • Metal partitioning
  • Metal recovery
  • Municipal solid waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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