Goals & Objectives
A list of goals and objectives was established along with a potential solution for each based on site visits and other vendor information. Visits to existing facilities were made from the east to the west coast.
While the purpose of many of these projects usually went far beyond our scope, the help and advice received by the operators proved to be a valuable asset in the final design and equipment selection process. It was decided it would be better not to attempt to re-invent the wheel if proven technology and design already existed.
Goals / Objectives & Solutions
The team then developed the following:
|Goals / Objectives||Possible Solutions|
|Employee Safety||Trommel for bag opening, and magnetic separation for removal of ferrous and aluminum materials|
|Improve Air Emissions||Trommel to remove small materials containing heavy metals|
|Increase Overall Plant Throughput||Pick station to remove items with BTU content such as plastic, newsprint, and corrugated|
|Maintain Steam Production||Higher average BTU content of the processed material|
|Profitability||Sales of recyclables and reduced WTE plant maintenance costs could possibly justify the added O & M costs|
|Reduce Ash Hauling||Mechanical separation of glass and scrap iron as well as removal of other problem/objectionable materials|
|Remove Non-Burnable / Objectionable Items||Pick station to remove:|
|Supplement Curbside Recycling||Manual and mechanical separation to remove recyclables such as:|