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Table 3 Proximate analysis of the aged waste recovered from landfills

From: Quantitative determination of energy potential of refuse derived fuel from the waste recovered from Indian landfill

Parameter Unit Present study India [44] China [7]
S1 (n = 9) S2 (n = 9) S3 (n = 9)
Volatile solids % 58.6 ± (1.3) 51.7 ± (0.8) 43.7 ± (0.3) 45.3 87.1 ± (1.1)
Ash % 11.6 ± (0.3) 13.7 ± (0.2) 17.4 ± (0.4) 24.7 10.4 ± (0.3)
Fixed solids % 3.3 ± (0.6) 5.9 ± (0.8) 8.1 ± (0.6) 4.5 2.1 ± (0.4)
  1. The summation of the values represents total solids. Addition of moisture content will sum up to 100. Value in parenthesis represent standard deviation