Benefits to MRF’s

Installing the Aquavitrum Separator plant within a Material Recycling Facility (MRF) will improve the quality of the MRF glass output to a grade which will exceed other source segregated glass streams.  Therefore, the value of the glass cullet increases, and no longer incurs such a high disposal cost.

Aquavitrum’s Separator plant produces clean glass cullet, grit glass, RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) and an organic matter. For more details visit the Case Study page.

FEEDSTOCK

RECOVERED GLASS

Glass output quality for our process is 99% purity. Bringing your glass up to bottle bank standard.

GRIT

Clean grit can be added to the cullet or kept separate for insulation production or a filtration media.

RDF

Clean RDF used in Energy-from-waste plants (EfW), or an SRF (Solid Recovered Fuel).

SLUDGE CAKE

Used for Anaerobic Digestion or Land Restoration.

Benefits

  • Hugely increased glass value
  • Scalable system to deal with a range of throughput demands
  • Process not effected by the elements – feedstock doesn’t need to be kept dry
  • Technology specifically designed for highly contaminated MRF Glass
  • No drying system required which minimises dust and fire hazards
  • Extremely low organic levels in clean glass 0.04%
  • Negligible glass loss 0.0005% of input glass
  • Technology designed specifically to have no mechanical or moving parts.
  • Very low wear
  • No Chemicals required for separation
  • Computerised monitoring system operating the whole plant
  • Minimal staff required to manage the plant
  • Increased value to glass re-processors
    • Improved optical sorter quality
    • Increased throughput
    • Less waste

Aquavitrum can offer additional sortation to recover ferrous and non-ferrous metals if required, due to the differing properties of MRF glass feedstocks.