Eggersmann builds recycling plant in Dubai to process more than 1,000 tons per day
Massive facility to process residential, industrial and commercial waste from world's largest offshore industrial park
Eggersmann Anlagenbau was commissioned to engineer, plan, and construct a recycling plant for industrial, commercial and household waste in Dubai. The scope of the order also included the procurement, manufacturing and delivery of the plant technology and components, as well as assembly and commissioning.
The waste recycling plant in Dubai was designed for a throughput of around 700 tonnes of commercial waste and 500 tonnes of household waste per day. The day to day industrial and commercial waste from the world's largest offshore industrial park, Jafza Jebel Ali Free Zone, is processed here in three stages. In addition, the majority of the waste from the WORLD EXPO, which will take place in Dubai in October 2021, is to be treated in the recycling plant.
In the material receiving area of the 2-line plant, the material composition is assessed to determine whether the material must be pre-sorted as a first step or whether it can be forwarded directly for processing in the plant. With commercial waste, pre-shredding is imperative due to the large number of bulky solids. Two Eggersmann TEUTON shredders are in use around the clock and process a total of around 1,200 tons per day before passing on the material to the trommel screens that are also supplied by Eggersmann. The screening operation is followed by separation of ferrous and non-ferrous fractions as well as the sorting of plastics, cardboard and paper with NIR devices. Eggersmann ballistic separators then split the plastic fractions into flat and three-dimensional parts. Other infrared devices sort the three dimensional plastics into PET and HDPE.
The recycled fractions of PET, HDPE, paper, cardboard, ferrous and non-ferrous are then pressed into bales and returned to the material cycle. The residue fine waste fractions are pressed into containers for subsequent disposal to landfill. The remaining high calorific value fraction is supplied to cement works for use as an alternative fuel (RDF).
With the new recycling plant, Farz is setting a vital example in respect of climate protection. The waste process, allows valuable recycling fractions of about 25-30% to be recovered, which relieves the current landfill. The emissions of CO2 and CH4 also lowered considerably. At the same time, RDF is obtained, thus reducing the use of fossil fuels in the cement plants.
"The implementation of this system is particularly important to us. As part of the material receiving area and recycling plant hall, a control room with 5m high glass panoramic viewing panes and a visitor room have been created, in order to receive, train and make visitor groups aware of the issue of recycling. In order to allow for future options, there is an area for expansion on the plant site for a second plant of the same size," commented Ramky Group Managing Director, M. Goutham Reddy.