Waste management in the past and present
Waste management in the past, and in many parts of the world up to date, meant to dispose of the unwanted dirt somewhere in the countryside, a gravel-pit, the desert, or wherever.
Solving the problem by doing so is an illusion. The seemingly cost-effective way of disposal retaliates by contamination of the ground-water and the air (especially with release of harmful gases such as methane or CO2).
Even in the 21.-Century pictures of burning waste sites with birds populating those waste sites and thereby picking up harmful material and diseases which they carry back to „civilization“ or into the environment, are up-to-date.
It does not have to be that way. ENTEX presents systems minimizing the portion of inert waste (which is not harmful for men and nature anymore) to dispose of, by means of maximum recycling, biological treatment and thermal use. ENTEX realizes a aftercare free waste site.
This approach is also profitable for economics although there are costs incurred by installation and operation of those systems.
- Waste management creates jobs,
- reduces usage of resources (recycling of paper, glass and so on),
- reduces costs of energy production. A contribution which cannot be valued enough considering constantly increasing prices for fossil fuels, and
- has its share in public health.
The so-called ARLIS concept of the ENTEX group is a system package which can be adapted according to country-specific conditions, particularly considering the respective financial frame.
ENTEX aims at Build-Operator-Transfer (BOT) with local public supporting organizations (Public Private Partnership Projects) to ensure a continuous enhancement of waste management.
Possible ENTEX services:
- Development of a local, country-specific collection system (in consideration of already existing economical structures).
- Establishment of conditioning centers with mechanical and biological stages of treatment.
- Conditioning of organic recycling material to create storable, compact energy deposits – the oil-wells of the future!
- Development of an energy supply based on waste and biomass.
- The retrieval of synthesis gas, methane and other basic chemicals by gasification of liquids (SCWG Supercritical Water Gasification) and solid matter, using for example high temperature gasification.
- Using the ENTEX system means: closing economic cycles and achieving a sustained waste and energy management.
- Waste sites as potential danger for men and nature mutate to inert waste sites which pose no threat to the latter anymore – to a maintenance free waste site.