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Klarwin fluid perfection

One of the most dynamic and ambitious Central - East European companies operating in the particular field of process engineering, Klarwin™ is a highly skilled and reputed business partner, providing an impressive range of customized solutions for landfill leachate treatment, landfill degassing, waste water drying trough evaporation and landfill biogas cogeneration for energy to national power grid projects. Probably the best CEE competence in landfill leachate management. Klarwin™ has already 10 years of proven regional experience in landfill leachate treatment, being known as a sound expertise by main customers and engineering company all over Europe.

From the strong expertise of its partnership with PALL Corporation and leveraging the experience of over 30 years of manufacturing in North of Germany, Klarwin™ is today a trustable and safe partner for every project either is a public - private partnership, European financed or World Bank sustained project.
Over 30 projects at regional level, from Romania to Slovenia, from Hungary to Bosnia, done within the last 10 years, are coming to confirm long-term partnership with waste management field.

Today we are proud to announce the successful trial period for the complex three stages reverse osmosis landfill leachate treatment plant in Hungary, Puszgtazamor landfill site of FKF ZRT.Budapest. The largest Hungarian domestic waste landfill site, which was built in 2000, the Pusztazamor landfill employs state of the art technologies. The landfill is operated by the Budapest Sanitation Department (FKF Zrt.); approx. 350,000 t of residual waste are deposited per annum, mainly deriving from Budapest city. Based on the PALL Corporation Disc Tube Module reverse osmosis, the landfill leachate treatment plant promoted and implemented by Klarwin in the Pusztazamor landfill, is the proven experience of over 300 similar plants all over the world and over 3000 reference of disc tube module in sea water desalination. "Fluid Perfection™" is the promise that drives Klarwin™.

This promise is sustained and nurtured by the company's strong engineering capability to design and implement the best solutions for industrial processes optimization, and by deploying state of the art technologies provided by worldwide leaders which are represented by Klarwin™ on regional markets.

The compost station is made of a concrete platform of 9,500 square meters

Landfill gas recovery in Romania

Eco Bihor Company operates the Bihor County integrated waste management center, located near Oradea.

The center consists in:

Ecological landfill

The protection of soil and ground water was worked out by the construction of a multilayer isolation at the inferior layer of the dump and its equipping with a complex system of sewage that collects the rainwater fallen upon the surface of waste. The water collected as such is stored within an impermeable basin and treated before to be discharged.

Sorting plant

The capacity of the sorting plant is of 35,000 tons of waste/year, quantity of sorted and bailed waste.

Composting plant

The compost station is made of a concrete platform of 9,500 square meters (on which the main phases of the composting process happen), and a hall upon light metallic structure (for machinery, administering of the packed black mould for flowers).

The technological process is made of several stages, some of them are simple (chopping, rotating of prisms, mechanical sorting), and others more complex (laboratory tests, calculations for the establishment of the necessary additives), following which several types of end-products are obtained such as:

Sorting plant

  • Universal black mould for flowers (in different packages 3l, 5l, 10l, 15l etc), with a content of organic compost of category I, turf, humus, clay and river-sand;
  • Nutritive solution with compost extract;
  • Compost for agriculture, category II.

Treatment plant for construction and demolition waste
The plant is made of a concrete platform of 2,000 square meters. The technological process is made of several stages (taking over of the waste, loading into the crushing machine, mechanical selection of dead heaps-iron-concrete, loading onto dump trucks), following that the wastes are transformed into secondary material such as:

Artificial aggregates of big dimensions deriving from crushing;
Concrete reinforcement;
Dead heaps.

In 2014, Eco Bihor Company made a new important step in efficient and economic environment technologies investment. Sole in the area, made a system for the capturing of biogas produced from the deposited waste, which is than converted into electricity. The energy is supplied to the national power system.
The total area of the deposit is 23.7 hectares, consisting of 6 cells. Currently the waste landfilling is performed in the second cell; this is the so - called - active cell, in use. The first parcel which was opened in 2005, and available until May of 2011, was temporarily covered with soil according to the Environmental Agreement, and the legislation. Currently the operator captures the landfill gas from this cell, which is produced by the anaerobic decomposition of the waste and has methane content in excess of 40%.

From the captured landfill gas, the generator, consisting of two engines (each with a power of 250 Kw/h) which produce electricity and heat. Currently, the generator can produce the amount of 0.5 MW/H electricity, which covers the energy needs of a small locality. The current capacity of 0.5 MW/h, calculating with 0.055€/kWh, can reach the value of 200.000 Euro/year. Is estimated that in the near future the capacity will increase at 1 MW/h.

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Summer School in Romania

ISWA Summer School
18/29 august, 2014, Romania

The objective of ISWA Summer Schools is to provide advanced knowledge in the field of waste management to an international audience of existing and emerging solid waste experts.

At the joint ISWA, ARS and Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Summer School in Romania, students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the particular challenges of solid waste management in developing economies. Students will learn to understand the municipal waste flows for each category (household, packaging, commercial, WEEE, ELV and hazardous waste), technologies for separate collection, transportation, sorting, recycling, recovery and disposal but the course will be focused on technical, economic and environmental aspects for recycling, recovery and landfilling activities.

For more information please click here .

For 10 years, this system has been supported entirely by packaged goods producers and importers in Romania

10 Years in the Recycling Business

Ten years after the first national recycling engagements were being set, Eco-Rom Ambalaje, the first and most important organization responsible for taking over packaging waste recycling and recovery obligations, has managed to recycle approximately 2.6 million tons of packaging waste, thus saving 5.2 million tons of natural resources (crude oil, wood, feldspat, sand bauxite and iron ore).

In 2004, we started an extremely ambitious project for that time: developing a new separate collection system for the packaging waste, in Romania, and we based it on efficient partnerships with packaged goods producers, sanitation operators, waste collectors, recyclers, local authorities and citizens. Basically, all actors involved in the waste management system were connected under a common cause: to increase the quantity of recycled waste so that Romania could rise up to European expectations  

Sorin Cristian Popescu, General Manager with Eco-Rom Ambalaje, said.

This model enabled Romania to meet its packaging waste management obligations year after year so that, presently, we manage to recycle 55% of the entire quantity of packaging waste introduced to the domestic market. Eco-Rom Ambalaje fulfills 72% of this obligation (according to the latest data released by the National Environment Protection Agency, 2011).
For 10 years, this system has been supported entirely by packaged goods producers and importers in Romania, Eco-Rom Ambalaje members, bringing a financial contribution in the amount of 280 million RON. 80% of this amount is directed annually towards waste management companies and extending the separate collection system: providing waste collection, sorting and transportation services to recycling facilities, investments in the separate collection infrastructure for population and information and education campaigns on the importance of separate collection of packaging waste.

THE MaSWA CEREMONY, 28 October 2014

Eco-Rom Ambalaje supports approximately 20% of our domestic waste management labor force due to its packaging waste separate collection system and the substantial investments made by the industry in its development. More specifically, Eco-Rom Amblaje created 6,600 jobs in 2011, while in 2012, according to the most recent national statistics, the number went up to 30%, namely 9,450. "Eco-Rom Ambalaje activity generated a significant impact in Romania - we are the first organization to take over packaging waste recycling and recovery obligations and the first ones to bring separate collection services of packaging waste to all Romanians. We are proud and happy that all our efforts and initiatives get and continue to get such results. Each and every investment in the development and consolidation of packaging waste management or public awareness and educational programs has triggered societal habit changes. For 10 year we have been contributing to the development of Romanian people's civic and environmental mentality and this is our greatest success. Presently, 9 out of 10 households know about the separate collection and 3 out of 10 even proceed to separating the packaging waste", Eco-Rom Ambalaje General Manager, Sorin Cristian Popescu, added.

Separate waste collection in Romania is 50 times higher than 8 years ago

In 2006, Eco-Rom Ambalaje laid the first grounds of the packaging waste separate collection system for population in 14 towns and that number has increased more than 33 times over the last 10 years, nowadays reaching being implemented in 464 places. This way, approximately 45% of Romanian population - about 9 million people - has access to this service. The waste collected separately by population registered significant results. Following the expansion of the system and the numerous information and education campaigns, the collected waste quantity has multiplied by 50: from 800 tons in 2006 to approximately 40.000 tons by the end of 2013. The same time, 100,000 students - over 10% of primary schools in Romania - found out about the separate collection of packaging waste via educational programs imitated by Eco-Rom Ambalaje, such as the Green Laboratory of Recycling, Ecolympics, and "Let's learn how to recycle packaging!" manual.

Eco-Rom Ambalaje carries on investing, expanding and developing the separate collection system for packaging waste

On a European level, the global recycling obligations are to go up to 70-80%, starting with 2020. Given this, Eco-Rom Ambalaje and packaged goods producers and importers are set to keep on increasing the performances of the separate collection system of packaging waste in Romania by streamlining partnerships with responsible actors, being transparent, improving data, and through information and awareness raising campaigns regarding the importance of separate waste collection as a responsibility and an obligation.

2.6 million tons of recycled packaging waste

The 1.1 million tons of recycled paper-cardboard helped Eco-Rom Ambalaje to save up to 2.5 million trees or one tree reaching 2,578 m, higher than Moldoveanu Peak.
The quantity of recycled plastic is more than 560 thousand tons which saved more than 1.1 million tons of crude oil. To transport such a quantity, one would need 7 oil carriers of an approximate tonnage of 164,004 metric tons (full), similar to one of the biggest crude oil tankers ever built in Romania, The Prevailer.
Approximately 500,000 tons of glass waste was recycled in 10 years, thus saving more than 600,000 tons of raw materials (sand, feldspat, soda). All this could have been obtained by melting a 284m high bottle, twice higher than Sky Tower, the tallest building in Romania.

 

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