An energy recovery facility provides vital support to reducing waste efficiently and effectively to reduce the climate change impact of waste entering the environment.
The drive to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible, yet there is residual waste that energy recovery facilities handle. Energy recovery allows for the burning of non-recyclable waste at high temperatures. This process must meet the stringent legislation and be monitored and enforced by relevant regulatory authorities, such as the Environment agency.

When do energy recovery facilities need odour and emission control?

Waste Transfer Sites and Refuse Derived Fuel can utilise household waste for energy recovery facilities. It is essential to manage emissions and odours released from the high-temperature burning and storage of waste materials. Odour control systems reduce the pollution released into the air via multiple filtration systems.

Why do energy recovery facilities use odour and emission control?

It is a legal requirement for energy recovery facilities to monitor and measure the emissions produced periodically to ensure they stay within regulatory permitted and acceptable levels. Using waste incineration to provide energy reduces the number of carbon emissions released into the environment each year, providing a greener alternative to filling landfill sites.

How often do energy recovery facilities use odour management and emission control systems?

As we have mentioned, emissions produced should be measured periodically to ensure they stay within regulatory permitted and acceptable levels. However, odour management and emission control systems in place constantly help to avoid falling foul of regulations.

What odour and emission control techniques do energy recovery facilities use?

Waste management, recycling operations and energy recovery facilities require ventilation and extraction systems to reduce the number of dust and particles, odours and fumes released into the environment. Carbon air filtration systems remove gases and harmful odours caused by waste to filter emissions through a bed of activated carbon (activated charcoal). They combat volatile organic compounds released from waste product handling to remove unpleasant and potentially harmful odours.

In addition, odour filtration technologies can control and suppress the odours from treatment plants to combat ammonia, sulphur compounds and other volatile organic matter.

Getting the correct type of odour and emission control systems is essential to positively impact the environment. They need to reduce the toxic fumes entering the workplace to ensure worker health and meet acceptable discharge levels.

Odour control systems can place extract grills close to the particulate source to remove contaminants and improve air quality. Air replacement takes the extracted air and filters it to remove odours and particulates, providing a cleaner, safer environment that meets the maximum odour levels stipulated.

Emission dust extractions

Dust and fumes can be removed from the environment through heavy-duty filters to improve the air quality.

Where there is a high odour intensity, energy recovery facilities can consider internal measures to reduce temperatures and improve air quality where untreated extractions are restricted due to odour intensity.

Activated carbon filters can reduce odours and emissions effectively and are one of the most straightforward ways to improve air quality and temperatures within energy recovery facilities. Expert advice from industrial ventilation specialists will help you identify the right solutions for your waste incineration facility.

How do energy recovery facilities use odour control and emission control systems?

Installing the correct ventilation and odour control to deal with fumes and odours reduces the environmental impact. It provides cleaner air and a safer working environment, enabling facilities to comply with clean air regulations. Why not contact us to see how we could help you ensure your facility is compliant?

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