M&K‘s Trommel Fines Solution can further reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Trommel fines contain inert material such as stones, aggregates, glass and soils which are naturally occurring. Trommel Fines also contain fibres, films, plastics, wood and textiles.
Typically the Trommel Fines Solution consists of:
- Feed System
- Magnets to recover metals
- 2 Deck Waste Screen to recover Soils & Aggregate
- 2 Stage Air Density Separation to Recover & Clean Heavies & Produce RDF
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Trommel Fines Analysis
0-40mm Trommel Fines in Feed Material
Recovered Products from Trommel Fines
Metals within Trommel Fines
Long Pieces within Trommel Fines
Soils within Trommel Fines
Light Fraction/RDF within Trommel Fines
10-40mm Heavy Fraction/Aggregate from Trommel Fines
What does LOI Testing involve?
LOI Testing involves sending a sample of trommel fines material to a laboratory.
- The sample of trommel fines is initially dried to drive off moisture content, weighed and heated in an ‘ashing chamber’ furnace.
- The sample of trommel fines is cooled down before weighing again.
- The difference in weight before and after the trommel fines material is measured indicates the presence of non-inert material (ie., how much mass is lost through the escape of ‘volatiles’ – compounds found in degradable organic material), and whether the trommel fines should be charged at the lower or higher rate of landfill tax.
Under the new testing regime, only fines that lose no more than 10% mass on ignition would be considered eligible for the lower rate of landfill tax. The lower rate tax will only be applicable if the producer can demonstrate the trommel fines comprise predominantly of glass, ceramics, concrete or naturally occurring rocks and soil. The presence of anything other than minor amounts of other contaminants will result in the fines being taxed at the standard rate.
For most operators this means landfill tax bills for this type of waste will increase. An operator producing 40 tonnes per day of trommel fines could see their landfill tax bill increase from £25,000/year to £900,000/year. So, simply separating this from the other “non-qualifying material” could dramatically reduce landfill tax bill.
The technology for such separation is available from M&K. Trommel fines can be further treated to remove these “other contaminants” ensuring that the resultant material is comprised predominantly of qualifying materials.
After sorting the material by size with a Waste Screen/Flip Flow Screen, the removal of the other contaminants can only be achieved using a combination of magnetic/eddy current separation (to remove both ferrous and non-ferrous metals) and density separation (to remove fragments of paper, plastic, food waste, etc.).
If you have an enquiry regarding M&K’s Trommel Fines Solution or if you are looking to invest in a new piece of waste machinery, please contact us and a member of the M&K team will contact ASAP.