Initially the Waste-to-Energy plant operated as expected with only minor operational changes being incorporated. This facility operates two RDF burn starved air type waste combustors and burns 77 tons per day. Hydraulic powered ash plows are used to move the material through the primary chamber across air-cooled hearths. The hearths are stair stepped and ash eventually exits the unit into a wet sump.
Heat recovery boilers are used to produce energy in the form of steam and electrostatic precipitators are the air pollution control devices. Both systems are completely independent of each other sharing only a common vent stack.