Hazmat solutions

Different types of hazardous waste processed

Komar hazardous waste management equipment can safely and efficiently process all types of hazardous waste, such as:
  • Drummed Waste
  • Resins
  • Tars
  • Paint Sludge
  • Soils
  • Rocks
  • Asphalt
  • much, much more

The Komar Auger/Processor Solution

When processing your hazardous waste with our auger/processor, you can do the 3 steps shredding, blending and feeding using just one Komar machine! Here are some of the benefits of this Komar auger/processor hazardous waste management approach:
  • Fully Automated System for Classified Areas
  • Nitrogen or Negative Air Enclosed Processing
  • Capacities from 90-kg. to 9100-kg. per hour.

How the hazardous waste management industry leaders do it

Guiding principles

  • Operating efficiency;
  • Proper receiving/staging;
  • Controlled processing;
  • Operational considerations.

1. Operating efficiency

A major problem facing incinerators used for hazardous waste management is the ability to maintain constant throughput, while optimizing permitted incinerator capacity. Consumption of various materials with disproportionate BTU levels creates an inconsistent burn level. Explosions and spiking cause disproportionate consumption of oxygen in the incinerator, leading to inefficiency, automatic shutdown and damage to the kilns. For example, commercial rotary kilns, licensed and permitted to operate at certain temperature levels, experience automatic shutdown if temperature variances exceed or drop below given preset points. If spikes could be minimized, efficiency would rise and profits would increase as a result of the steady, consistent throughput.

2. Proper receiving/staging

Effective hazardous waste management includes proper staging and receiving. Upon acceptance of the waste, thorough inspection and documentation of the waste received allows for proper mixtures, both chemically and physically. All waste is sampled and properly staged prior to being stored/processed.

The inspection and characterization of the waste includes rating the waste in one of the following categories, so that blends of these categories can be developed to improve processing results:
  • Liquid: flowable, pumpable and water-like;
  • Sludge: high-viscosity material that may have thixotropic properties wet cake mix;
  • Semi-solid: sludge with suspended solids;
  • Tar: high viscosity, tacky may have thixotropic properties;
  • Solid: hard material that will fracture when high torque is applied.
  • Mixed: any of the above, with no one type representing 50%.

3. Controlled processing

In view of the flammability and/or reactive nature of the waste and the sometimes-toxic characteristics of the emissions, processing in an inert environment with venting to appropriate apparatus becomes increasingly important hazardous waste management. Because of the volumes and the diversity of the waste received, most facilities will require blending and size reduction of the waste as a part of the processing. The operators must become blend masters. Their tools will become as important as their expertise.

Unfortunately, the processor has little control over the contents of the drum when it arrives on the site; however, the operators have total control over the equipment they select and the manner in which they operate it.

4. Operational considerations

  • Limit Employee Exposure
  • Reduced Temperature and CO Spikes Plus Fewer Automatic Kiln Shutdowns and Fewer Permit Violations
  • Higher Throughputs
  • Reduced Fire and Risk Hazard
  • Longer Kiln-Brick Life

Shred-Blend-Feed

  • Fewer kiln shutdown
  • Controlled throughputs
  • Proper receiving & staging

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