P&D Materials Recovery (PDMR) Ltd began the operation of a purpose-built bespoke recycling plant during August 2017 following 24 months of research & development and design.
PDMR are one of the UK’s leading waste management companies and have capacity for up to 22 tonnes an hour through its waste sorting facility, removing glass, aluminium, ferrous metals, paper, cardboard, plastic film and plastic bottles.
The waste management plant at Chatham Docks was designed to recover glass and metals and RDF/SRF from MRF residue material that otherwise would have been sent to landfill or incineration.
The plant commissioning period identified fibre and plastic contamination within the heavy glass fraction, which affected the commodity value and export availability. PDMR Ltd engaged Impact Air Systems to assist with cleaning the glass to achieve a consistent and cost-effective saleable product. Trials were undertaken at Impact Air Systems’ test facility in Leicester, which produced favourable results leading to an order being placed in March 2018 for the new Zigzag Air Classifier (ZAC) 800 model to be installed during summer 2018.
By August 2018, the ZAC800 had delivered the prime objective of the PDMR capital investment by creating a valuable commodity from a negative waste stream.
The Impact ZAC800 installation at PDMR, Chatham is an effective addition to its current material recovery process enabling a high hourly throughput and a high-grade quality glass and RDF output.
The ZAC800 is the very latest version of Impact’s hugely popular range of zigzag separation technology, which is in operation in many applications in waste recycling facilities around the world.
The ZAC800 material recovery system is available as a standalone machine or with a range of options depending on your requirements.