As more focus continues to be placed on how we can all become more energy-efficient and eco-friendly, turning refuse collection into energy has become a more viable option. Here at Cherry Hill, we’re committed to recycling and, with that in mind, want to explain a bit more about the processes involved.
How Refuse Collection Turns To Power
The process of gasification seeks to produce gas directly from waste. The waste is used as ‘feed’ for a chemical process which occurs at a high temperature and creates synthetic gas which can then be used as the basis for other products. This gas can be transformed into fuel for cars or used for electricity.
Combustion is the process of generating energy through the heat produced by burning waste. The heat from the furnace rises to drive a turbine which then generates power. However, the combustion process does create pollutants which can be harmful.
Anaerobic digestion generates energy from biological materials like animal waste and food. In a tank, these materials are broken down to create gas as well as fertiliser. The waste is placed into a tank which contains no oxygen and, after a process of digestion, the gas can be stored and used for homes. If this process is made more widespread, it could be an excellent way to power homes up and down the country.
Landfill Gas Recovery
Landfill gas recovery is very similar to anaerobic digestion and involves many of the same processes. The main difference is that is simply uses the biological materials found in a landfill. This helps to reclaim much of the damaging fumes created by landfill sites.
Domestic and Commercial Refuse Collection in Newcastle-under-Lyme
Here at Cherry Hill Waste, we’re experts when it comes to both domestic and commercial refuse collection and skip hire. We also specialise in green waste recycling, so get in touch if you’d like to learn more.
To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Knutton House, Cherry Hill Lane, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6EE. Alternatively, call us on 1782 624209 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.