Rosh Ha’ayn 2 July, 2012
Solid wastes cause congestion in the Municipal sewage system; small scale PowerCan® 200 extracts solid waste in line upstream at a local level. “This significantly reduces the impact on the water treatments system at the end of the line” says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker “A 2+1 containerized system is unobtrusive taking up no more space than three parking places, it processes the extracted sludge producing bio-waste pellets”. The pellets are then fed into the PowerCan® 200 unit to generate energy. The heat is used in the drying process and the electricity generated keeps the whole pellet production process operational 24 hours per day with over half the energy produced supplied to the local grid. SOLIDEA has developed a truly sustainable value added human waste to energy [H-WtE] system.
Producing bio-waste pellets from “Sludge” is nothing new and the process is developed for a wide range of WtE applications. The same technology used in Municipal Waste is also used in farming, food and other industries for dealing with bio-waste and its packaging, turning them into valuable energy feedstock.
“In Israel we are developing the system for a wide range of bio-waste applications” Says Mickey Lazar head of SOLIDEA Group in Israel “the extinction of bio-waste to produce electricity and heat in CHP applications is a very valuable and fast becoming a popular solution ”
The compact, containerized extraction and drying process of PowerCan® 200 means the system is most versatile it serves the purpose of adding value either by reducing the load upstream from the Waste Water Treatment Plant or at the end of the line where it is making waste extinct. In any event a movable system ensures a solution wherever it is needed
By reducing the burden on existing infrastructure in line, SOLIDEA extend the existing infrastructure life cycle often obviating the need for new canals and networks even when whole communities are expanded. At either end of the line it is a valuable energy source significantly reducing the environmental impact of waste in water by extracting the solids and recovering almost 100% of the water.
Low cost PowerCan® 200 not only extends the life cycle performance of existing infrastructure [even improves it] it also offers planners the opportunity to extend and grow communities on existing networks “PowerCan® 200 deals with Sludge and by design it can keep pace with any growth” Says Mickey “simply by adding more units locally, now or later expansion with SOLIDEA systems produces a continuous renewable green energy resource with a Poop Scoop in the loop”.
PowerCan® 200 systems are producing electricity and heat locally and where its needed using the existing infrastructure to create “smart grids”. The bio-waste pellets from the PowerCan® 200 process can be used in any gasification system [not outdated incineration]. More than 80% of bio-waste pellets produced are distributed for resale in the process.
PowerCan® 200 systems pelletize Sludge solids by extruding them with sawdust or ground biomass, however the process may be developed to local conditions to make use of a range or combination of biomass even MSW fiber feedstock. Combining two feedstocks in extrusion speeds up the drying process, reduces the energy requirement for the drying process and reduces the risk of dust. Bio-waste pellets are inactive, sanitized clean and dust free and can be readily and safely handled. They can be stored in ventilated conditions in almost any climate for an indefinite period
The SOLIDEA system makes use of all solids extracted from inline municipal or small well waste water systems on or off grid, it even processes “tramp” [a term used to describe other items which end up in the sewer system that can cause blockage and other maintenance]. “Being installed locally the electricity generated in this CHP process is fed directly into the grid and locally where it is most needed” says Steve Walker ” small scale PowerCan® 200 quickly produce a network of displaced local power generation meeting the power demands of the future giving a new lease of life to existing infrastructure”