Waste-To-Energy plant, Padua

The Italian scenario for the disposal of solid urban waste is unfortunately characterized by a significant delay, if compared with the more advanced EU countries, both on the infrastructural and organizational/managerial level.

Among the initiatives undertaken by the major national players toward a realignment with the European parameters, is to be found the choice by ACEGAS-APS of identifying Termokimik as a partner to supply (and run for the first year of operation) a new turn-key line of energy-from-waste plant at its facility in Padua.

The expansion of the existing plant, completed on April 29, 2010, enables the scheme to achieve full autonomy for the disposal of waste from the Paduan basin, with the aim at generating energy from renewable energy sources by the incineration of MSW and special non-hazardous  waste.

The new line has a nominal capacity of treatment of 300 ton/day of waste, equal to 12,500 kg/h, (24 h/day), referred to a dry fraction with LHV of about 3,000 kcal/kg, (it is worth mentioning that the present capacity is about 330 ton/d).

The plant in question is one of the first in Italy designed according to the recommendations of European Directive 2000/76 which lays down the measures and procedures to prevent and reduce the negative effects in terms of air, soil and surface waters pollution. The technologies used are the most modern available today and the levels of emissions will be below the new limits set out by the current legislation, making it one of the plants with the lowest level of emissions in Europe.

The technologies adopted by Termokimik ensure the optimal valorization and recovery of the energy content in wastes.