In communities throughout the world, the public is becoming increasingly aware of the municipal waste disposal problem. While existing landfills are reaching capacity, new ones are becoming hard to find, harder to license, and next to impossible to get accepted by the local residents.
These problems are extremely evident and urgent for touristic places.
Increasing environmental protection laws require expensive preparation and precautions against unguarded leachate and biogas emissions. This together with up to 20 years of supervision even after completing the landfill site make this type of waste management also a rather expensive undertaking.
Utilities, government bodies and corporations are becoming more aware of emerging, efficient technologies to convert this unwanted waste into an energy source to meet the growing demographic demands of Asia Pacific.
Municipal waste is a very heterogeneous and inconsistent material with a varying chemical and physical composition. It frequently contains:
· Hazardous substances.
· A number of valuable substances which are too valuable to waste.
· Has a large content of biomass, which is accumulated solar energy, ready for recovery.
· A variety of energy-rich plastic fraction.
Up to now, recovery of these valuable resources is possible only by incineration with known disadvantages:
· Environmental contamination by smoke.
· Emission of dioxins and other toxic particles.
· Considerable investment costs.
· Energy losses through drying of wet input materials.
· Irrevocable loss of valuable materials including metals
· Our Technology can treat all “soft” caloric input materials, that is all bio- organics as well as plastics.
This process will treat all input materials either by converting them into energy or by reclaiming the valuable substances of its content (for example metals) for recycle value.
Residues from the process are the mineral fraction (sand, stones etc.) and ashes, usually less than 10% of the input quantity.