TO ENHANCE THE VALUE OF SEPARATED COLLECTION FOR THE AREA, AND TO MAXIMIZE RECYCLING AND RECOVERY OF URBAN WASTE, TIMIŞ COUNTY HAS CREATED A COMPLETE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT INTEGRATES LANDFILL WITH TREATMENT PLANTS. AN IMPORTANT ASSET, FOR THE 700,000 RESIDENTS, WHO ALSO ALLOWED CITIZENS TO REDUCE COSTS.
ENTSORGA PROVIDED BIOCONTAINERS TO OBTAIN A HIGH QUALITY COMPOST AND THE SYSTEM FOR BIOSTABILIZING AND SANITIZING THE ORGANIC FRACTION BEFORE LANDFILL DISPOSAL.
Efacec Engenharia & Sistema S.A is a division of the historic Portuguese brand Efacec, operation for over 70 years. Started as a company specializing in the production of electrical components (motors, generators, transformers and accessories), over time the company has progressively expanded its business to sectors such as energy, environmental and mobility solutions. Today the company develops products and systems with high technological added value, in 65 countries around the world.
Almost all the waste from the separated collection from the county of Timisoara (700,000 residents) is processed in the municipality of Ghizela. The County Council has implemented a project, co-financed with European funds, to build an ecological landfill completed by a waste processing facility; the objective of the integrated system was to adequately process the differentiated waste fractions, to maximize recycling and recovery, minimizing landfill storage, in accordance with Romania’s environmental commitments.
Efacec Engenharia & Sistema S.A awarded Entsorga with the design of the entire biocontainer system dedicated to process MSW and organic waste. The solution identified consists of 12 modules of 12 Coccinelle™ biocontainers, to biostabilize the waste to be sent to landfill, and 6 modules of 6 Coccinelle™ for composting. Entsorga has also supplied the biofilter, essential for treating the process air and avoiding the release of unpleasant odors in the environment, particularly important because the closest residential community is only 1.5 km from the landfill.
Compost production starts by processing green waste through a biological aerobic digestion treatment. The process takes place in closed Coccinelle™ biocontainers, where the reaction is accelerated through a forced aeration system, monitoring air, temperature and humidity with an advanced automation system. This confinement also allows a highly effective control of odors, thanks to the use of biofilters. After the phases of final maturation and storage, the compost is ready.
The waste fraction not suitable for composting, which commercial and industrial waste, is instead sent to the biostabilization process. First mechanically shredded, it is then treated in the 12 modules of 12 Coccinelle™ biocontainers, also equipped with a forced ventilation system regulated by a control system. After stabilization and a slower maturation phase, the waste can be sent to landfill.