Waste to Energy (WtE)

Previously the only option for disposal of domestic and municipal waste was through landfill sites. This was costly to local councils and companies in terms of landfill taxes, and was not sustainable indefinitely due to the availability of suitable sites. Through the development of incineration and energy technology, a new alternative is available which converts such waste materials into power. Waste to Energy Facilities (WtE) provide a solution to many waste management problems and also contributes to our need for sources of Renewable Energy. 

During the incineration process ash residue, acidic gases, dioxins and heavy metals are generated within the waste gas, for which emissions to atmosphere must be reduced to below legal air quality standards. All incineration processes in the EU must conform to the Waste Incineration Directive (WID) which details very stringent limits for emissions of these by-products. In the UK this is regulated by the Environment Agency. 

Lührfilter provides the Air Pollution Control Technology, to reduce emission limits excessively below those set within WID. Through our custom designed dry sorption processes, using a range of additives (such as Activated Carbon, Ca(OH)2, CaCO3, Na2CO3, NaHCO3 etc.) and specialised gas conditioning equipment, we reduce waste gas temperatures to the ideal levels for chemical reaction with adsorption reagents. Patented equipment such as the Lühr Conditioning Rotor, ensure ideal reaction conditions with the additives. Additionally the Lühr KUV additive recirculation system ensures fully efficient use of additive material, vastly reducing plant operating costs. The specialised range of Lühr Flat Bag Filters ensures the collection of ash residue and spent additive, prior to the treated gases being released to atmosphere. 

Lührfilter has accumulated a wealth of experience on many successful plant installations within the WtE Industry across the UK, Europe and the United States.