THANKS TO TURTLE Q-RINGTM BIOCELLS DESIGNED BY ENTSORGA, THE ISLAND OF KEFALONIA IS ABLE TO HYGIENIZE UNSORTED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE, STABILIZING IT BEFORE LANDFILL DISPOSAL. A CONVENIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SOLUTION THAT ALLOWED THE TOWN TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM OF WASTE IN AN EFFICIENT AND SAFE MANNER, DRASTICALLY REDUCING RELATED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.
ITHAKI S.A. is 100% owned by the MESOGEOS Group, leader in Greece in the field of environmental solutions. The company’s core business are water, wastewater and solid waste, as well as renewable energy production and energy efficiency. In addition to Greece, MESOGEOS also operates in Cyprus, Romania, Azerbaijan, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro.
The Consortium of Kefalonia has awarded ITHAKI S.A., which has commissioned Entsorga with the design, construction and six months of testing of the MBT biostabilization plant for the management of solid waste on the island.
Entsorga has supplied a bio-stabilization plant for the island’s waste processing needs, reducing the total volume of waste and stabilizing it before disposal. The core of the solution is the biological treatment of the organic fraction, which allows an efficient recovery and re-use as a daily cover in landfills.
Municipal Solid Waste, is first weighed and inspected, and then sent to a pre-treatment system, where it is shredded and then screened, to separate the dry fraction from the wet fraction, to be used for aerobic biological treatment. The bio-oxidation of the organic part takes place in a closed and modular system formed by 4 Turtle Q-RingTM biocells where, for about 15 days, thanks to a forced aeration system the natural degradation of the material is accelerated. This allows decraesing substantially water content, reducing waste volumes by approximately 35%. The whole process is managed automatically by a control system, which monitors the data and optimizes the air flow to be supplied to the biomass.