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    Cheney Manor Site Visit: SRF/RDF Waste Processing

    Cheney Manor Site Visit: SRF/RDF Waste Processing

    In 2013, Swindon Commercial Services Ltd (SCS) opened the first operational material recovery facility (MRF) in the South West. Cheney Manor Industrial Estate processes 48,000 tonnes of mixed residual municipal solid waste (MSW) and commercial and industrial (C&I) waste. The Alpha Financials team joined a representative of the chosen MRF supplier, MachineX, for a site visit in December 2016, in light of the growing demand for MRF technology producing solid recovered fuel (SRF) and refuse derived fuel (RDF) in the waste sector.

    What is MRF technology?
    A materials recovery facility, materials recclamation facility, materials recycling facility or Multi re-use facility (MRF, referred to as a “murf”) is a specialised waste handling plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user off-takers. Using a linear set of processes, the set of belts, drums, density separators and shredders separates ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, fines, heavies and combustible organic material into bays.

    MRF Flowchart

    1.Waste enters the delivery hall and is inserted into the feeder before entering the shredder.

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    2. Material passes through multiple segregation units, including magnets, an eddy current and weight divider.

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    3. When producing SRF waste passes through the dryer before entering into a compressor.

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    4. The material is compressed, baled and wrapped before being stored.

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    MRF Output

    In first instance the output before being dried is referred to as RDF, a fuel of lower calorific value (CV) , which is mainly destined for the Energy From Waste industry. If passed through the drier with enhanced CV and more precise characteristics relating to chloride content , size etc…, the fuel produced is called SRF and is sold through a procured fuel use contract. Off-taker industries include steel manufacturing and cement producers. 80% of the material from Cheney Manor is exported to Germany, Poland, Portugal and Greece. RDF has been produced on site for 3 years and SRF for 2.5 years.

    The machinery is capable of alternating between RDF and SRF batch output, which is specified by the fuel supply contract.

    1. RDF
      Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) – is a fuel produced by shredding and dehydrating municipal solid waste (MSW) via a process such as MRF. RDF consists largely of combustible components of municipal waste such as plastics and biodegradable waste.
    2. SRF
      Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) refers to a higher quality product to CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) standard CEN/TS 13359 with most of the low calorific value materials removed, and the remainder processed to a smaller, more uniform particle size, which serves as a superior feedstock for incinerators.

    Contact us if you require research related to SRF or RDF or you need financial analysis or business planning for your funding needs or are the stage of raising funds:

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