RDF at i2 Analytical

Refuse Derived Fuel – RDF

Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) mainly consists of bio-degradable materials such as paper cardboard, labels and other corrugates materials, as well as non-recyclable plastics. Any non-combustible materials such as glass and metals are removed and shredded.

The Environment Agency defines a RDF as consisting of residual waste that is subject to a contract with an end-user for use as a fuel in an energy from waste facility.

The contract must include the end-users’ technical specifications relating as a minimum the calorific value, the moisture content, the form and quantity of the RDF.

How can i2 help?

  Testing to BS standards and accreditation
  Reliable and regular collection service
  Provision of 20 litre plastic containers with lids
  Prompt turnaround of results
  Tailored reports
  Project management

At i2, we are accredited to test the following parameters in RDF:

Test Method
Sulphur, Chlorine, Fluorine and Bromine
BS EN ISO 16994-10:2016
Calorific Value
BS EN ISO 18125-7:2017
Moisture Content
BS EN ISO 18314-3:2015
Biomass Content
BS EN ISO 15440:2011
Ash Content
BS EN ISO 18122:2015
Metals (Al, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sb, Sn, V, Zn)
BS EN ISO 16967:2015 & BS EN ISO 16968:2015
Metal Oxides (SiO2, Al2O3,Fe2O3, CaO,
MgO, Na2O, K2O, TiO2, SO3,
P2O5, MnO2, BaO, SrO)
BS EN ISO 16967:2015 & BS EN ISO 16968:2015

What We Do

We also offer a wide range of analytical services, including

For each of these areas of expertise we can provide:

  • One-off samples
  • Fast track projects
  • Portfolio of on-going projects (site investigation and remediation)
  • Large volume throughput projects
  • Long term contract work (at set preferential rates)