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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Turkey 2017

Submitted by: INEVA Çevre Teknolojileri San. Tic. A.Ş.
Project: Sludge disposal and energy recovery plant

INEVA is an incineration process for the treatment of sewage sludge. This technology is environmental friendly and helps to keep emissions very low compared to conventional technologies.

Initial situation
Sewage sludge is usually stabilized, dried or disposed at a landfill. During the drying process, evaporation and volatilization occur, leading to uncontrolled emissions. Drying costs are also higher than the costs for incineration. Stabilization or the disposal at a landfill lead to the production of bio-methane which is difficult to be handled in the right way and affects the atmosphere 23 times more than carbon dioxide.

Solution
INEVA provides a permanent and sustainable solution for this problem by offering a sludge incineration technology, making pre-treatment or the drying of sludge obsolete. This technology can be implemented tailor-made for all kinds of wastewater treatment plants. Waste transportation costs come down to zero since the sludge is burned on-site. The resulting emission values are way below the European Union limit emission values. During the combustion process steam is produced which can be used for electricity generation. 4% of the wet sludge's weight remains as reusable ash.

Innovation
The INEVA technology is an economic and environmental friendly solution thanks to its modular design, low space requirements and minimal requirements of flue gas treatment because of its efficient and effective incineration process. It can be implemented close to or within the wastewater treatment plant, dramatically cutting down the transportation of sludge. Pathogens and other toxic contents are successfully removed. Emissions from the incineration always remain below the limits.

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Jury-Rating
Sewage sludge is usually stabilized, dried or disposed at a landfill. During the drying process, evaporation and volatilization occur, leading to uncontrolled emissions. This year's National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Turkey implements a sludge incineration technology which helps to keep emissions very low. Congratulations on your initiative!



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