How does an ERF work?

How does an ERF work?

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How does an ERF work?

Energy recovery facilities use a technology that sees waste burned at high temperatures under carefully controlled conditions. The process is extremely sufficient, robust and safe. Emissions are treated to meet required standards under the stringent European Industrial Emissions Directive, which is strictly enforced and monitored by the Environment Agency.
The electricity that ERFs produce is fed into the National Grid and the heat can be utilised locally, presenting opportunities for additional commercial development and improving resource efficiency.
The process also produces bottom ash (the bulk of remaining materials after combustion), which can be recycled for use as aggregate material in the construction industry and Air Pollution Control (APC) residue which is either recycled or safely disposed of at licensed facilities.
The technology used at ERFs is well established across Europe, working alongside high recycling rates they help to meet landfill diversion targets.

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