Airport Waste Management
Trash Incinerator for Airports
Question: I am working with airport waste management and am looking for a trash incinerator to dispose of materials confiscated from international flights. We were considering the barrel burner. Is this a good option for this type of disposal?
International Trash Disposal
Due to regulations on imports, international trash management is required for airports and agencies dealing with confiscated materials. In order to properly dispose of these materials, trash can either be taken to an off site waste management company or disposed of via a solid waste incinerator on site. Working to provide the best solution for your location, Granite Environmental offers several waste incinerators to help airports safely dispose of these materials.
Solid Waste Incinerators vs. the Barrel Burner
Due to the amount and type of trash generated in airports, Solid Waste Incinerators are typically the best option to dispose of these materials. While barrel burners are often considered more economical, their size and lack of controls often restricts sites from properly disposing of waste. Barrel Burners are most commonly used by law enforcement officials when disposing of small amounts of confiscated drugs. They are not meant to dispose of wet waste or non-combustibles.
Solid Waste Incinerator for Trash & Airport Waste Management
Helios 0.3: The smallest of our solid waste incinerators, this unit has a system capacity of 0.3 MMBtu/hr providing 30-50 lbs./hr processing capacity.
Helios 0.5: One level up from the 0.3, these models are rated with a 0.5 MMBtu providing 55-85 lbs./hr processing capacity.
Helios 1.0: The 1.0 model is rated with a system capacity of 1 MMBtu/hr. providing 140-200 lbs./hr processing capacity.
Helios 1.5: The 1.5 model is rated with a system capacity of 1.5 MMBtu/hr. providing 175-250 lbs./hr processing capacity.
Helios 2.0: The 2.0 model is rated with a system capacity of 2.0 MMBtu/hr. providing 210-320 lbs./hr processing capacity.
Advantages to Solid Waste Incinerators
- Dual Chambers: One of the biggest advantages to using a solid waste incinerator is the dual chamber combustion design. Rather than incinerating materials in a single barrel, these incinerators feature a dual chamber that offers a complete thermal oxidation system.
Primary Chamber: The primary chamber is where trash is initially added into the unit. Once trash is placed into the unit, trash will then be incinerated at temperatures reaching over 1400 degrees.
Secondary Chamber: The secondary chamber is where gases are incinerated for a second time before entering the atmosphere. This reduces emissions and helps maintain a clean burn process for your site.
- Size: The second advantage to this incinerator is size. While barrel burners can handle small batches and amounts of materials, dual system units are designed to handle batch loads that significantly exceed that of a barrel burner. This reduces your overall incineration time and use requirements.
- Emissions: As mentioned above, dual chamber systems offer significant advantages in terms of emission quality. While barrel burners emit gases directly into the atmosphere, dual chamber units incinerate gases for a second time before they enter the atmosphere.
For more information on these and other incineration methods for airport waste management, please feel free to contact our team at 772-646-0507 to discuss your requirements.