Austrian shredding equipment manufacturer, UNTHA, has completed the installation of a single step XR3000C at Turkey’s first solid waste incineration plant.
The manufacturer said that the XR installation came about when Modern Enerji – part of Eren Holdings – sought a more effective technique for shredding its high calorific waste stream.
The team had been processing pulper ropes from the neighbouring paper mill, operated by sister-company and Turkey’s largest corrugated fibreboard producer, Modern Karton.
When handled effectively, pulper rope waste is said to provide an ideal RDF feedstock. However, it is also said to be a notoriously complex bi-product of paper manufacturing and not easy to shred.
UNTHA explained that to tackle the material a XR3000C a single-step RDF shredder has now replaced two dual-shaft machines that had previously struggled to separate metals from the multifarious blend of plastics and paper.
With a three metre cutting chamber and two knife rows, the XR is claimed to now handle six tonnes of pulper ropes and 10 tonnes of pre-shredder paper reject per hour.
The firm said that the result is a high quality, 50mm RDF for Modern Enerji’s own power generation, and the segregation and extraction of saleable metals for recycling.
“Modern Enerji is one of Turkey’s most renowned brands when it comes to sustainable thinking and environmentally progressive electricity generation,” said UNTHA’s waste to energy specialist Andreas Neureiter.
“They first approached us for a secondary shredder that could help clean the metal out of their processed pulper ropes,” he continued. “Our response was, why run two or more machines, when you can achieve your desired output in a single step?“
“We invited them to trial our technology in Austria, using an equivalent material stream, and the results proved our concept,” added Neureiter.
Commissioned in late spring, the XR has now been operational in this northwestern city of Corlu for four months, and is projected to handle 45,000 tonnes of waste per year.
UNTHA Shredders Online at Korean SRF Waste to Fuel Facility
South Korean waste management firm, Zion, has begun operations at its new Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) production facility in Wonju city, which will supply fuel for the cement industry.
UNTHA Shredders for SITA's New SRF Plant in Birmingham, UK
UNTHA has installed three high-specification shredders at SITA UK's new 60,000 tonne per year Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) plant being in Birmingham.
UNTHA to Showcase Mobile Electric Shredder for Waste Derived Fuel at IFAT 2016
Visitors to IFAT 2016 will be able to see the recently launched new UNTHA XR mobil-e – the “world’s first electrically-driven mobile shredder” will in action.