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Adding Metals Recovery Systems (MRS) to Existing Waste-to-Energy Facilities

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Thomas M. White

Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc., Hampton, NH

Paper No. NAWTEC16-1945, pp. 245-248; 4 pages
  • 16th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
  • 16th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, May 19–21, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Solid Waste Processing Division and Environmental Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4293-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-3817-X
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


The prices for ferrous (Fe) and non-ferrous metals (NFM) reclaimed from the ash at waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities continue to increase. As a result, existing WTE plants are installing metals recovery systems (MRS) to capture most of these metals. These systems provide increased revenues to the facility, increased facility recycling rates, and a decrease in the quantity of ash disposed of at a sanitary landfill. This paper will review MRS economics and the permitting, design, equipment purchase, construction, and startup (where applicable) of these systems at three WTE facilities.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



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