How It Works


PERC How It Works
Weighing In
Each truck is weighed when they enter the facility.  After each truck is weighted, the MSW is delivered to the Tipping Floor where the process begins

The Tipping Building
The Tipping Building serves as the delivery point and inspection area for the MSW.  The over-sized and unacceptable materials is sorted out by Equipment Operators.

The remaining MSQ is fed into the Process Lines by Stationary Excavators.

Fuel Process Plant
PERC has two independent Processing Lines which consists of Flail Mills, Magnet Separators, Trommel's, Secondary Shredders and associated conveyors. 

The MSQ is shredded and ground into a uniform particle size (RDF) and non-combustible materials is separated from the combustible portion of the waste.

Electrical Generation
The combustible portion of the waste, the RDF, is conveyed to the Boilers.  Steam generated by the boilers drives a steam Turbine-Generator which generates electric power.

Pollution Control Equipment
After the RDF is burned, the flue gas enters a vessel called the Scrubber.  In the Scrubber, lime is sprayed into the flue gas and this process neutralizes the SO2.  As the flue gas exits the Scrubber, it enters the Bag House. As its name implies, the Bag House is a vessel with fiberglass bags.  As the flue gas passes through these bags, the particulates are removed from the flu gas stream.

Environmental Controls
After the RDF is burned, the flue gas enters a vessel called the Scrubber.  In the Scrubber, lime is sprayed into the flue gas and this process neutralizes the SO2.  As the flue gas exits the Scrubber, it enters the Bag House. As its name implies, the Bag House is a vessel with fiberglass bags.  As the flue gas passes through these bags, the particulates are removed from the flu gas stream.


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