Tecam Group - Waste Incineration Systems for Hazardous Waste
Tecam Group designs, assemblies and installs equipment for Industrial Waste Incineration and Pyrolysation, specifically, static and rotary kilns and incineration plants to eliminate different nature of waste (solid waste, liquid waste and sludge) in one same kiln from municipal and industrial origin. Waste Incineration technology can be installed in several industries to treat hazardous waste, refining residues, chemical waste, pharmaceutical waste, hospital & medical waste, waste water plant sludge, NORM (natural radioactive) waste, etc.
Incineration plants generate energy from waste – that’s called Waste-to-Energy. This energy can be used to generate electricity or heat and it can be used to power the needs of people living in the surroundings of the plant. For example, in European cold weather countries, they use the heat from the incinerators for warming homes and workplaces in areas near the plant.
2. Efficient Waste Management
The major advantage of incineration is that makes waste management easier and more efficient, because incineration can burn up to 90% of the total waste generated and sometimes even more. As a comparison, landfills only allow organic decomposition, so nonorganic waste keeps accumulating.
3. Savings on Transportation of Waste
Waste Incineration plants can be in the proximity of cities or districts, so the waste doesn’t have to be driven very far away, which means that the cost of transport is relevant.
4. Incinerators have emissions treatment systems to eliminate pollutants from exhaust air
Research has shown that solid waste incinerators are less likely to pollute the environment than landfills do. Landfills usually release higher quantities of greenhouse gases, nitrogen oxides, dioxin, hydrocarbons, and non-methane organic compounds, as well as generate leachate. Leachate is the hazardous water coming out of all the waste accumulated, which poisons the underground water systems.
Regarding waste incineration systems, the main concern was the release of hazardous compounds, particularly dioxin. However, up-to-date waste incineration plants use filters and systems to eliminate hazardous gases. The current incineration plants operate within the required pollution limits recommended by the national and international environmental legislation.
5. Prevents the production of methane gas
In landfills, methane gas is generated, and if it is not correctly managed and controlled, this gas may explode causing further global warming. Waste Incineration plants do not produce methane.
6. Provides better control of odour and noise
Waste Incineration plants do not generate bad smells because waste gets burnt in a controlled way and there are systems such as a activated carbon equipment to eliminate acid gases and odours.
7. Eliminates harmful germs and hazardous components
Incineration plants work at 850ºC or even higher temperatures, thus destroying germs, hazardous materials and chemicals, and other elements that are harmful for people and the environment.
8. It has a computerized monitoring system
Governments, cities, institutions, or private waste management companies can acquire an incineration plant that is equipped with a computer to allow the solution of most problems in a rapid and secure manner. This enables operators to discover a problem before it becomes more serious and much more expensive to repair. The computer system also makes the operators’ work easy and efficient, since they are able to track the operational efficiency of the plant.
9. Occupies small space
Incineration systems occupy relatively small space, thus making them a convenient and practical solution.10. Incinerators operate in any weather
Another advantage of incinerators is that they can function in any type of weather. Incinerators are not limited to weather changes, such as rainy season or windy days, since they burn waste without leakages. Incineration plants can work 24 hours a day non-stop and are more efficient in managing waste compared to landfills.
Waste incineration plants present several advantages to solve the growing need of waste management, while generating energy that can be used for the plant internal processes and for the people living nearby.
Waste incineration processes consist of different phases and equipment:
- Feeding System
- Heat Recovery
- Chemical Dosing
- Bag Filter
- Steam Turbine
- Air Cooler
The service that we offer as EPC includes the following packages:
- Feeding System
- Incineration Unit
- Flue Gas Treatment
- Energy Recovery
- Ash & Slag Handling / Metal Recovery
- Electrical equipment, Instrumentation & Control
We Also Offer:
- Flue Gas Treatment
- Waste-to-energy solutions
- Steam production
- Steam turbine electricity generation
Waste incineration is a common and necessary practice to treat waste coming from human and industrial activity. Incineration is a type of valorisation that offers safe results and advantages, which make it ideal for industrial waste management. Still, there are some concerns about Incinerators, due to them being a partly unknown valorisation method and to some suspicious preactices carried out in the past.
However, since EU 2000/76/CE Directive from year 2000, waste incinerators undergo the strictest and more demanding controls. Since Incineration is such a controlled valorisation method, they are a safe and efficient solution for waste management, and are very widely used in many countries worldwide.
- Industrial Waste
- Hazardous Waste
- Medical Waste
- NORM Waste
- Recycling Plants Waste
- Animal & Slaughter houses Waste
- Naval Vessel Waste
- Solid & Liquid Waste
- Allows treatment of different waste types
- Needs few space
- Generates only upto 3% ashes as solid residue
- Energy Recovery >Waste to Energy > Incinerators may reuse waste to generate hot water, steam and electric power, which implies cost savings.
Our equipment may reuse waste to generate hot water, Steam Or Electric Power
One of the advantages that our incineration systems bring is Waste to Energy, that means, our incinerators may reuse the calorific value of waste to generate extra power for the customer, such as hot water, steam or electric power. That extra power can be used internally at the customers’ manufacturing plant for productive processes.
This means COST SAVINGS for manufacturing plants.
- Various models to choose from to fit your needs from 300 to 10,000 K/day
- Easy to load and easy to operate
- Low loading height
- Heavy Duty lined stacks included
- Ram Feeder options
- No visible emissions and no odour
- Pre-Piped and pre-wired at the factory
- No grease leakage
- Built for long life
- Automatic temperature control for maximum efficiency
The equipment incineration capacity is based on two or three loads per day (8-10 hours) depending on the density and the PCI of the material to be incinerated, including the cooling time required for each unit.
During incineration process, waste is oxidised at high temperature thanks to the oxygen action, which allows combustion. For complete security, incinerators have several filtration phases: the first one, in the secondary incinerator chamber, called “gas washing” or “post-combustion”, works at 1,100 ºC and is a vital part of the incinerator. Then an injection of sodic bicarbonate and another one of active carbon is made.
Gas, which has already become cooler, goes to a bag filter, where solid particles are retained, and after that, an ammonia solution is injected. All that process guarantees the proper emissions control of odour, VOC, combustion gases and heavy metal, for a proper functioning and a final result safe for people and the environment.