WID-compliant Wessex Incineration (UK)
CASE STUDY 17. This installation was Glosfume's first use of a new process designed to incorporate an innovative 'radiant heating tube' which allows fumes to cool prior to filter without the need for dilution air and/or a heat exchanger. This design has subsequently been successfully utilised on several similar rotary incinerator installations.
The plant was the first to comply with strict Waste Incineration Directive (WID) requirements and was the UK Government's choice for the disposal of the Pirbright Foot & Mouth infected carcasses during the summer of 2007.
- Installation date: 2003.
- Location: UK
- Filter unit: HTMC16 (400)
- Filtration area: 1216 m2
- Operating temperature: 350 °C
- Dry Scrubbing: sodium bicarbonate injection
- Gas flow: Up to 80,000 Am3/hr
This was Glosfume's second filter to this client, which operates 24/7.
As of June 2008: Due to an unexpected increase in energy costs the incinerator was forced to close down.
Element life span 4 years