MMW and Sludge Transfer Station Ortisei

MMW and Sludge Transfer Station Ortisei

Centro Tutela Ambiente Srl

Ortisei | Bolzano - Italy
  • System description: Transfer station
  • Waste processed: Mixed municipal solid waste and sludge
  • Plant capacity: 40 t/hour

Ecomaster’s role in this project consisted in revamping the material handling system of a transfer station receiving and mixing municipal waste and sludge from waste water treatment. Ecomaster’s role in this project regards the revamping of the material handling system in a transfer station for municipal solid waste and sludge from waste water treatment. The material brought into the transfer station by waste-collection vehicles is treated by a shredder and collected by a conveyor belt, which unloads it onto a second conveyor. Sludge from biologically-treated waste water is mixed with solid waste. A duct pressurized by a pump is used to handle the sludge, which is partially de-watered. Solid waste mixed with sludge is collected by a conveyor, which takes the material to the loading area. Roll-off containers are used to transfer the waste to the landfill. The loading station for the containers is designed to handle two containers at a time, one is loaded while the other awaits its turn. Waste is distributed inside the roll-off containers by means of a reversible and swiveling conveyor belt controlled by ultrasound level meters. This conveyor stops and swivels once a container has been filled. The direction of the belt is then reversed. While the containers are exchanged, automatic control of the distribution conveyor is passed to the level sensor installed near the active un-loading area.

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