In boilers that use municipal solid wastes as fuel, metal wastage due to corrosion and erosion and tube fouling due to the buildup of deposits present serious problems to the system designer and operator. This study examines the corrosion mechanisms in Waste-To-Energy (WTE) boilers and summarizes the findings of a corrosion survey of several WTE facilities and of interviews with senior engineers in the WTE industry. In addition, this study examines the existing methods of reducing corrosion that are adopted in WTE plants. Finally, the study proposes experimental research on corrosion resistant materials to be carried in the near future.

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