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AeroThermal’s autoclave is a pressure vessel that steam treats its contents at a constant temperature and pressure, serving to sterilise, clean, break-down lignin structures and reduce waste volume by approximately 60%. Then, by applying a secondary process the true added value of the autoclave can be realised. These qualities can not only serve to increase landfill diversion rates, but if the process byproduct, cellulose floc, is used to its full advantage, clean, green energy can be derived from waste. Exhaustive trials and in-house analysis show the autoclave process modifies the cell structure of the waste and renders the material suitable for a number of other processes.

For example, by employing Anaerobic Digestion (AD), an easily accessible biogas is created, which can then be directly used to feed gas powered generators, that will not only supply sufficient power to operate the entire processing facility but also provide a surplus to sell back to the national grid . As part of the AD process, the resultant substrate can be further treated to derive even higher levels of energy generation.

A subsidiary company within the AeroThermal Group, EnviroThermal, has recently agreed worldwide technical and commercial development rights to market an innovative fixed bed, multidirectional airflow, gasification unit, a further example of the engineering expertise and range of complementary products the group brings to the industry in which they operate. AeroThermal’s engineering competencies, business acumen and wide ranging experience ensures the Company is well positioned to deliver bespoke turnkey, process engineering solutions that can be tailored to suit individual customer’s requirements, designed and implemented to world class standards.

. The company is situated on the banks of a major river in mainland Europe.AeroThermal’s engineering competencies... process engineering solutions that can be tailored to suit individual customer’s requirements... TV and DNV.. designed and implemented to world class standards.. All large scale manufacturing in Europe is handled by AeroThermal’s European partner.. AeroThermal Waste Revolution ... The company is ISO9001 certified and manufactures in accordance with the requirement of such classification societies as Lloyds Register.. business acumen and wide ranging experience ensures the Company is well positioned to deliver bespoke turnkey. Their team of well-motivated and highly skilled people uses modern machinery in a spaciously laid out production facility with a maximum hoist-capacity of 250 tonnes... It has over forty years of design and fabrication experience ensuring that our Group is able to maintain worldwide service and customer support..... Plant destined for the US market is manufactured by AeroThermal’s associate company. Thermal Equipment Corporation based in Torrance...the future is h ere! ..... California... specialists in largescale fabrications that require high standards of tolerance and finish. . so AeroThermal’s equipment can be easily shipped anywhere in the world..

How the AeroThermal Autoclave works How the AeroThermal Autoclave Works .

000 T p.a.a. (suitable for MSW at local authority level) •150.000 T p. MSW There are three key size plants.000 T p.Example of 30. so that 1. (suitable for food waste) •90. •30.000 / 200.000 / 100. comprising two machines. (suitable for large scale MSW processing facilities) With a single autoclave system.a. unitary authorities or commercial enterprises . 2 or 3 systems could be operated in tandem depending upon the specific annual tonnage requirements of individual councils.a. the installation becomes modular.000 T p.

should the in-feed be pre-shredded.p. the mass can be greatly reduced.a plant will only require one acre.000 tonnes per annum the site requirement is a minimal three acres. therefore commanding a better price within the open market. •As the process can handle totally unsorted. powered by the production of methane gas. •Autoclaved waste has on average a 60% reduction in volume and with the liquid fraction separated at this point.000 t. . it is possible to combine industrial. subject to site approval. Land take should be considered to be on a “sliding scale”. capable of handling 15 tonnes MSW per load each (for this example only) means that with 24 hour operation the plant can handle up to 300 tonnes per day assuming the mass density to be 225 kg/m3. •There is minimal operational noise. meaning that a 30.Features & Benefits Key Operational Features and B enefits of Autoclaving Waste •2 autoclaves operating in parallel. offensive odours are reduced and harmful toxins are not released into the atmosphere. black bag municipal solid waste at the same time as high organic fraction supermarket waste and kitchen food waste. •All recyclable materials will be gathered and sorted after the process and will be sterile and clean. •The system will process the waste at conditions that satisfy the Clinical Waste Regulations and both Category Two and Three of the Animal By-products Regulations. •As steam is recycled between the 2 autoclaves it significantly reduces the amount of energy the system requires. commercial and residential waste management strategies. Category One is also obtainable. •For a plant managing 100. •The steam can be generated from waste heat from the electricity generation plant.

000 people.Post Process Options •Post process options are one of the key benefits of autoclaving. dependant on the quality of the waste stream received (the higher the organic fraction. With autoclaving the benefits are such that the system will operate closer to the top of this range at about 200 kw-hr per tonne. this plant is well suited to service the needs of 200. Key Financial Features and Ben efits of our system are: •DEFRA estimates that electricity output per tonne of waste is between 75 – 225 kw-hr. homogenised waste stream it is perfect for use in anaerobic digestion systems. . •With the allowances for green electricity. •It will increase the potential gas volume by as much as 100% with a far faster rate of production. The output can be dried. •Peak gas flow can be attained in as little as a quarter of the time of a standard AD system. The dried cellulose floc can then be sent for recycling within the paper and cardboard industry or it can be turned into a solid biomass fuel for thermal treatment feed stock and used to produce further green electricity.5 tonne/hr we will generate 2. negating the requirement for any long distance transport or waste movement across local authority boundaries. •As autoclaving produces a hydrolysed. •With an annual capacity of approximately 100. •With a feed rate of 12. this is worth up to 15p/kw-hr or £24 per tonne of waste. •In 2009 England will see the introduction of the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS) charged at £150 per tonne over and above the current cost of disposal.000 tonnes.5Mw. Thus potential revenues for those with a robust waste strategy in place can only be beneficial. the liquid used to produce sufficient biogas to meet the energy requirements of the plant. •The plant is totally self sufficient in its own energy needs. and subject to the amount of organic fraction present. the higher the energy).

Photo’ s of Post Process Photo’ Clean sterilised recyclables Clean sterilised recyclables Non PET plastics Cellulose floc .

Examples of Composite Curing A utoclaves .