Turning garbage into revenue

Energy as a waste product


Garbage that is burned and converted into power, district heat, and ash releases significantly fewer climate-damaging gases than garbage deposited in landfills. However, the practice of thermal recycling (which converts waste into energy) is also booming because, all over the world, there is an increasing amount of garbage and less landfill space. Across the globe, approximately 230 waste-to-energy plants will soon be added to the 2,200 or so that are currently in operation. The aim is to achieve greater efficiency, lower costs, and reduced CO² emissions through metal recycling, ash treatment, and waste heat recovery. Continuous measuring technology helps to determine efficiency reserves. Continue reading