Carter Environmental Engineers recently completed installation of five Carter-Midac AS820 Autosludge wet dust collectors at the West London Waste household refuse facility in Brentford, Middlesex. Ensuring clean working conditions for operatives and refuse vehicle drivers, they replace the five original CEE dust collectors which had been in operation at the depot since its opening in 1977.
The five units remove airborne dust from ten tipping bays at West London Waste, whose refuse vehicles bring in around 850 tonnes of household waste daily from the London boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Richmond. After compaction, the waste is transferred by rail from the depot to landfill.
The units, like CEE's Cyclovent which can be specified for a similar task, are extremely simple in design, requiring no expensive specialist components or control equipment, ensuring minimum maintenance. They have a long-established track record in many industrial sectors.Autosludge units feature a self-induced spray zone and are available in a standard range of sizes covering air capacities from 13000 to 100000 m3 per hour, offering high collection efficiency and low emission levels. Water levels are automatically regulated by electronic controls ensuring minimum water consumption.
Autosludge collectors have a built-in drag link conveyor to work continuously, which also works for a time after the plant fan has been shut down. Fansets are carefully sized for individual applications and may be located either on top of the collector or where more convenient, remotely.