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Table 4 Ultimate 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 S1 (n = 5) S2 (n = 5) S3 (n = 5) Literature [6]
Carbon % 71.6 ± (13.7) 57.5 ± (16.8) 42.9 ± (9.6) 40–75
Hydrogen % 0.9 ± (1.9) 1.5 ± (2.9) 2.3 ± (2.2) 4.9–9.8
Nitrogen % 0.8 ± (1.1) 0.2 ± (0.3) 1.1 ± (0.7) 0.03–4.1
Sulfur % 1.4 ± (0.8) 24.6 ± (3.1) 32.9 ± (10.5) 0.1–0.5
Oxygen % 9.4 9.1 11.5
  1. Value in parenthesis represent standard deviation