Archive for October, 2010

Waste Stream Characterization – Panama

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

The WTEC team were active in Panama recently. The research crew completed our comprehensive Waste Stream Characterization Study as a component of the Preliminary Engineering Design Study for one of four new BOS Waste to Energy facilities.

The week-long study samples a waste stream by extracting feedstock samples from non-duplicating loads from non-duplicated collection routes. Each sample is sub-categorized and logged based on weight, volume and percentage of daily sample. A total study representative sample is then used to determine calorific value of the waste as a ‘fuel’ for the BOS waste to energy facility.

Sample sorting at landfill location

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Waste Stream Characterization Study.

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