Currently, the plants that make use of the Mechanical-Biological model, produces reject that varies between 60% and 80% of the processed waste. This means that three quarters of the processed waste, leaves the plant straight to a landfill or to an incinerator.
The Municipal Solid Waste that are not selectively collected at the point of origin, or in other words, those that are deposited in traditional waste containers, constitutes a very heterogeneous fraction.
At this moment, this fraction represents practically 90% of residues produced in the majority of countries. Its treatment is mainly oriented through three different directions:
1. The plants of Mechanical-Biological treatment, known in some places as Ecoparks.
In the majority of countries, the totality of Municipal Solid Waste that are destined to a landfill, either in direct way since it is collected or as a result of the reject from this type of facilities, surpasses the 72% of the total produced.
The low efficiency of these installations is caused by the heterogeneous morphology presented by the waste which avoid the correct operation of the automatic separation systems and causing serious maintenance problems.
In Europe, the waste has the composition average of 50% organic fraction, which in its process of decomposition, produces gases, leachate and pathogenic agents which obstructs the operation of manipulation and material selection. Generally, these facilities have on working surroundings with are not so pleasant, impregnated with bad smell.
Ambiensys has centered all his efforts towards the development of a solution capable enough to transform the residues into clean by-products, that offers excellent physical conditions for their manipulation and selection in a later stage.
The process “Active Hygienization” designed by Ambiensys carries out this principle effectively thanks to the versatility of the technology GeiserBox®, it is possible to access to any Municipality, fulfilling the “Principle of Proximity” proposed in the European Union directives.