Main Processing Areas
A large reception hall allows waste trucks to maneuver and tip waste into a waste bunker with a holding capacity of 16 days. This is essential to the plant strategy because the receiving operation can continue for 16 days even if the plant is shut down for any technical or maintenance issue.
Control Room Area
All the operation of the plant is centralized in a control room. All site operations (loading, burning, air injection, etc) are automatically monitored from this control room area. The control is real time and continuous. Combustion efficiency as well emission parameters (C02, particle, water) are carefully monitored.
Boiler and Electricity generation
The thermal energy released by burning waste is used to cover water into super-heated steam. At high pressure, this steam powers a turbine-alternator to generate electricity. The plant is able to generate about 5.5 MWh, of which 1.5 is used by the plant while the rest is exported to the MANx Electricity Authority (for resale). Ash (technically called Bottom ash) left on the incinerator is carried out to a Bottom ash bunker for storage. A magnet is used to extract ferrous metals for recycling. Finally the rest of the ask is trucked to a landfill for final disposition.
Air Pollution Control Residue
Gases generated are cleaned using a variety of selective catalysts, spray absorbers, and active carbon injection. This removes dioxins, heavy metals, oxides, etc. After this cleaning the gas is further passed through fine-fabric bag filters to remove solid particles before releasing them.