Expansion in Antwerp guarantees safe processing of 'complex' waste
To ensure that liquid waste is processed safely, Indaver has expanded its tank farm and has started processing metal alkyls.
Two new 500 m3 storage tanks, known as ‘campaign tanks’, were added to the facility. These allow Indaver to cope with the large quantities of liquid waste, such as polluted fire-fighting water, that now needs to be processed all at once.
Indaver has used the capacity expansion created by the 'campaign tanks' to optimise the system of direct incinerator injection with two 55 m3 specialty tanks for small, specialist and difficult streams. When one truck is empty and the next one hasn’t arrived (yet), a specialty tank fills the gap.
Metal alkyl unloading station
At the site in Antwerp, Indaver is set to start processing metal alkyls that are used, for instance, in pharmaceutical products and LED lamps. To ensure that this flammable substance is processed safely, a discharge station and a direct injection system were built on one of the rotary kiln incinerators, allowing metal alkyls to be pumped across.
For this treatment process, Indaver joined forces with the supplier of this waste product, AkzoNobel. Having worked with pure metal alkyls for many years, AkzoNobel is an expert at handling this product in a safe and responsible manner. All through this project, AkzoNobel has lent its expertise on process safety, work procedures and instructions, personal protective equipment and training.