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Design of a zero waste initiative

Beach tarnished by trash
Beach tarnished by trash
Ceres Associates

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  • William Ernest Schenewerk, PhD 5 years ago

    Great. Now find a site for the industrial zone. Designing a furnace that can handle all the things that get thrown into the trash is very difficult. Moisture content in trash may preclude significant power production. Things like Ni-Cad batteries and mercury thermometers. It can be done but getting a burn license is not easy. Just handling tyres is tough. A pile of tyres is a disaster waiting to happen. Paving material containing used rubber can catch fire.

  • Nick 5 years ago

    There are quite a few problems that need to be overcome - that is true. I think that we have overcome most of them. Depending where you are government licenses can be very difficult. This system does not create a pile of tires, they are consumed by gasification as soon as they come in. There is a very small backlog of trash that sits at the facility. Nothing touches flame, fire will not be a problem.

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