Solid Waste Solutions
CES Technology can also be used to process other specialized wastes under circumstances that make landfilling difficult or environmentally challenging, or where transportability is crucial. Such circumstances include:
- Island-based waste
- Post-disaster waste remediation
- Military waste
- Shipboard waste
Island environments make traditional methods of solid waste processing problematic. These problems include inability to landfill, dense populations, expense of disposal, high energy costs. Such environments call for solutions that are compact, do not require extensive site preparation or construction, pose no risk of contaminating fresh water supplies, can be operated safely in close proximity to local populations, and have the potential to produce energy or hot water. CES’ plants fulfill all of these requirements. In addition, they have few moving parts and are designed for long life and are compatible with recycling programs.
Post-disaster Waste Remediation
In the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters, waste remediation poses substantial challenges including substantial waste, difficult access to traditional disposal methods, and lack of water and electrical power. First responders and government authorities also face significant challenges disposing of biohazards such as medical waste, animal carcasses, and contaminated materials. To meet these challenges, CES' Alvin-Class plants are designed for transportability and can be operated using portable generators and LP gas. An Alvin-Class plant can be dropped at a hospital, warehouse, or other facility within a disaster zone and begin processing contaminated materials immediately, without need of restored utilities or transportation networks.
The lack of an adequate portable waste disposal technology on the battlefield has proven challenging to the U.S. military as well as other military forces around the world. Recognizing that the old method of “open pit” burning is not optimal, CES has worked closely with SAIC, a leading defense contractor, on adapting CES technology to meet the need for a compact, transportable and environmentally-friendly system that can be deployed and process safely in forward operating bases.
Cruise ships and military vessels produce substantial quantities of solid waste that must be transported and offloaded in port or incinerated at sea. CES technology is easily adapted to shipboard operation where it can be used for the safe disposal of a variety of wastes. In a shipboard application of CES Technology, virtually all non-recyclable waste can be processed and the heat recovered for hot water or power production.
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