Waste to Energy Leicestershire
We are a waste solutions business that practises sustainable and green waste solutions. With over 30 years of extensive and compliant services, we are the best bet for Leicestershire businesses. We are certified to manage any waste and will assist you in adhering to the business waste management rules. Our ways encourage the conversion of waste to energy. Furthermore, we provide:
- Free bins and bin delivery
- Excellent customer service
- Custom made waste collections
What is Waste to Energy?
In metropolitan places, waste disposal is becoming increasingly difficult. Waste-to-energy (WTE) technology offers a sustainable solution to this problem while simultaneously addressing the growing demand for alternative energy sources. The process of creating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste, or the processing of waste into a fuel source, is known as waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW). It is a way of recovering energy. Most WtE processes either produce a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol, or synthetic fuels, or generate electricity and/or heat directly through combustion.
The Waste to Energy Process
Combustion, or confined and controlled burning, can reduce the volume of solid waste headed for landfills while simultaneously recovering energy from the waste burning process. By offsetting the need for energy from fossil sources and reducing methane generation from landfills, this produces a sustainable energy source and minimizes carbon emissions.
Waste that is delivered to an incinerator is deposited into a pit and then transferred to the incinerator by crane. The waste is burned, and the ash that remains is collected at the incinerator’s bottom. The heat from combustion can be used in district heating systems, swimming pool water heating systems, and other uses, as well as to heat a steam boiler. The steam powers a turbine, which produces energy. Before being discharged through the stack, the exhaust gas goes via a cooling tower and a dust collector.
The residual ash is collected and transported to a landfill, where particles are captured using a high-efficiency baghouse filtering system. More than 99 percent of particulate matter is eliminated from the gas stream as it passes through these filters. Captured fly ash particles fall into hoppers (funnel-shaped receptacles) and are delivered to the ash discharger through an enclosed conveyor system.
Why Convert Waste to Energy?
Waste to energy conversion intends to address two significant environmental issues: pollution caused by the accumulation of waste such as plastic and the need for a new source of energy. Pyrolysis is a key step in the process of converting plastic into fuel. In an inert atmosphere, it is thermally broken down at high temperatures. It is mostly used to treat organic materials and incorporates a change in chemical composition. In large-scale production, plastic wastes are ground and delivered to melt feeding, where the pyrolysis process takes place, with the help of catalytic converters, and molecular reordering of the polymers. The vapours are then condensed with oil or fuels and deposited in settling tanks.
Waste-to-Energy (WTE) is universally recognised as a technology that can aid in climate change mitigation. This is because, unlike a landfill, waste combusted at a WTE facility does not produce methane; instead of being thrown away, the metals that would have been transported to the landfill are recovered for recycling.
Furthermore, the energy created at waste-to-energy plants is reliable baseload electricity, which means it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This opens up the possibility of not just selling power to the grid, but also delivering steam to homes, public buildings, and business.
Want our waste managed properly? At Leicestershire Waste company, we will manage your waste in the best possible way that serves to promote sustainable living. Contact us today.