Norfolk incinerator bill wrangle could Last until after Christmas

But in a meeting this week, Tom McCabe, interim manager of environment, transport and development in Norfolk County Council, told councillors that the last figure had yet to be agreed.

He said:”The conversation with Cory Wheelabrator is ongoing and we’d hope to have it resolved by Christmas.

“It is premature to say it’ll be done by then, though. It could be achieved before that it could drag on for more.”

Norfolk County Council voted by 48 votes to 30 to complete the contract to the proposed incinerator in Saddlebow in an extraordinary meeting in April.

Council officers had stated that, because of delays in securing planning permission, the contentious project no longer provided good value for money, and councillors agreed to ditch it. That comprised #20.3m to Cory Wheelabrator – the firm which would have built and run the burner; people inquiry costs of #1.6m and estimated interest related expenses of #11.8m.

The first #11.8m of this bill was paid in July, however council bosses are locked in months of discussions regarding the fine details of this contract and just how much that means that the council must pay Cory Wheelabrator.

However, in the short term, a deal was struck by their counterparts in Suffolk for rubbish to be burned at a newly-built incinerator at Great Blakenham.

Over the following year, about 40,000 tonnes of Norfolk’s residual household waste will be hauled down the A140 to be burned at the plant.

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Supply, Installation and Commissioning of DIESEL FIRED INCINERATORS

Supply, Installation and Commissioning of DIESEL FIRED INCINERATORS
Medical Waste Incinerator, 100 to 120 Kg/hr
Application   For incineration, general and pathological
Capacity    100 C 120 kg/h burn rate
Type Two  combustion chambers type; primary  and Secondary, controlled/forced combustion air type with a flue gas emission scrubbing unit
Operating time                Minimum 8 hours daily
Operating temperature     From 850 0C to 1200 0C, Automatic controlled
Residual Ash                    5 to 10%
Construction Constructed from heavy duty mild or aluminized  steel
Or equal and approved equivalent

Insulation material            Refractory material lining similar or equal to calcium 
Silicate and hot face combination of heavy duty brickwork
Internal Construction        Fixed hearth type complete with gratings, concave bottom and charging door, lined with refractory material
Charging Door                   Suitable for manual loading of wastes and with smooth 
Dear seal equivalent of Ceramic seals with hinges.
Door Lock                          Automatic, Electric type
Ash removal door    Provided, for removing resultant bottom ash leftovers                              from the Primary chamber
Gratings    Provided
Loading Manual loading of waste
Primary Burner                        Fully automatic, with fuel, temperature and speed  controls with ignition system  flame detector                                                         Air fan Complete with safety features, flame failure                                                                    Diesel fired fuel injector type                                               
Flange mounted
Blower   Provided.  3 phase for supplying excess combustion air through the distribution system with speed control system
Temperature Minimum exit 850 0C
Observation port To be provided with protective glass type
     3.3    Secondary chamber

Pyrolysis Deemed a Viable Option to Incinceration

Researchers at the University of York have concluded that PyroPure (UK) technology has the potential to alter the way in which toxic waste is ruined in clinical surroundings and say pharmacists, hospitals and manufacturers across the UK should consider trialling the system.

The statement follows a six month Innovate UK-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership project in which a team of leading scientists from the University’s Environment Department and Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectroscopy verified that the system helped destroy active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) found within pharmaceutical waste onsite.

A total of 17 of the very thermally resistant APIs were chosen for the trial, that demonstrated that PyroPure technologies destroys over 99 percent of APIs in 10 of the 17 examined and a mean of 94 percent of their’worst case’ pharmaceuticals. On the future of PyroPure as an alternative to high temperature incineration, he remarks:

“There are large concerns over the negative impacts of pharmaceuticals on the natural environment. Inappropriate disposal of pharmaceuticals and emissions from manufacturing sites are regarded as significant contributors to those impacts. Our work shows that PyroPure could help reduce the levels of pharmaceuticals in rivers and streams and have large benefits for ecosystem health. The system also supplies a variety of other environmental and economic benefits that could radically change how waste of this sort is accumulated and ruined going forward. With PyroPure technology, toxic waste and controlled substances no more have to be hauled throughout the nation to incineration facilities, thereby reducing the related costs, carbon emissions and dangers associated with moving waste from the point of origin to its point of disposal.”

Presently in the UK, pharmaceutical wastes are only disposed of in large scale, high-temperature incinerators, which can be up to 200 miles from where the waste is created. The Environment Agency has previously indicated that PyroPure, that is based on pyrolysis, a thermochemical decomposition procedure using high temperatures and a lack of oxygen, followed by catalytic conversion to clean and convert the gases, which may be the first viable option to high-temperature incineration for liquid wastes.

On the trial’s success, Peter Selkirk, PyroPure Ltd’s Executive Chairman, adds:”This is a huge step forwards for PyroPure technology as well as the healthcare industry. For too long now, we have been too determined by incineration as the only viable route to dispose of toxic waste. Not only can it be expensive but it’s also open to security breaches, especially when the waste has to be hauled long distances. Now PyroPure is a proven technology I’m convinced that this breakthrough will pave the way for a new method of waste disposal and irrevocably alter the version for waste collection in clinical environments throughout the world.”

The trial, that formed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership involving PyroPure Ltd and the University, also demonstrated how onsite energy recovery throughout the PyroPure procedure is at least 75 percent compared with 20 percent to get a high-temperature incinerator. The user simply opens the device’s lid and places the waste inside the chamber prior to initiating the process of pyrolysis to destroy it.


Each PyroPure unit is the size of a chest freezer. The user simply opens the unit’s lid and places the waste within the chamber before initiating the process of pyrolysis to destroy it.


England’s Garbage generating Danish heat

“They save having to bury the waste plus we save the usage of natural gas,” he said.

READ MORE: Denmark pays electricity

Environmental protection agency Miljøstyrelsen said that year up to 200,000 tonnes of non-hazardous waste from England was incinerated in Denmark — nearly half percent of the entire quantity of combustible material used.
The incinerator in Frederikshavn has dropped its imports of the English squander in the past year.

Incinerators in Aalborg and Hjørring will also be burning British trash.

“The heating we produce with the waste is more affordable than that which we can create with gas,” said AVØ head Tore Vedelsdal. “And the British are curious since they lack incinerators and pay hefty taxes .”

Good for the environment
The custom is being called an economic and environmental boon on both sides of the equation.

The AVØ incinerator in Frederikshavn produces heating and power to the region by burning crap from England.

“It is mainly construction waste such as bits of wood, plastic and cardboard from Manchester,” AVØ operations manager Orla Frederiksen told DR Nyheder. “I guess we’ve 600 tonnes here which provide a good combustible mixture we can then turn into district heating and power.”

Good for the bottom line

Environmental protection agency Miljøstyrelsen said that last year up to 200,000 tonnes of non-hazardous waste from England was incinerated in Denmark – nearly six percent of the total volume of combustible material used.



Size:  940 x860x2700 mm
With burner:  15 C 20 KW
Temperature:   PRIMARY CHAMBER = 800°C AND SECONDARY CHAMBER = 850 – 1200° C
Sufficient heat generation for secure and complete combustion 600-800 °C in the first chamber and >1000 °C in the second chamber
Easy transportation on standard EURO-pallets
Constructed in a modular fashion  easy on-site movement and assembly with a minimum of equipment and technical skills;
For the destruction of problematic waste like sharps, amputates and body parts, wet or moist matter;
Off-gas quality: moderate smoke emissions during one quarter of the total incineration time; no visible emission during three quarters. AS PER INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS 
The remaining ash approximately 5-10% in weight and below 1% in volume of the original waste AS PER INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS 
Chimney height at least 5 m above the incinerator 5m ABOVE FROM THE GROUND
Temperature resistance of the lining  at least 1,200 °C

Ebola: Southport Company leading the fight in International health Catastrophe

“Their engineers typically head out to aid with installation but as a result of the Ebola threat, engineers utilized by aid agencies and organisations are being delivered to be trained up at the plant at Canning Road Industrial Estate rather than But we are geared toward all these things, anyhow. The previous time demand was similar to this was the Iraq War. We have set up a separate plant so when it will happen we could handle it.”

British Army medics have been shipped to Sierra Leone yesterday as global leaders promised to measure the global community’s attempts to halt the spread of the disease which has up to now taken over 4,000 lives.

Sales and marketing manager Paul Niklas said they’d over a hundred orders from global organisations and aid agencies, such as the United Nations and the Red Cross.

He said most of their work force was dedicated to manufacturing the incinerators.

Mr Niklas explained:”We feel really proud of the fact they have come to us and we have a item that is part of the solution.

“Since this has to be contained at the origin.

“As soon as you begin trying to move waste, it can spread further and farther.

“Our incinerators burn 850 degrees Celsius which burns the toxins, then from the second chamber they burn the gases out of that at 1,200 degrees so what’s coming from the chimney is clean.

“Along with our incinerators are mobile, also, so they can be carried to the source”

British Army medics were sent to Sierra Leone yesterday as global leaders promised to step up the international community’s efforts to halt the spread of the disease which has so far taken more than 4,000 lives.