Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is looming into a major problem world-over.
The following problems are associated with MSW in general:
  • Increased household waste disposal due to change in life styles
  • Overflowing landfills and shortage of new locations for landfills
  • Increased transportation costs for hauling garbage over long distances
  • Co-mingled, un-segregated MSW including plastics, rubber etc
  • Leachate problems associated with landfills & spoiling aquifers
  • Rotting garbage deteriorating air quality
  • Complaints from local population
  • Existing methods to treat MSW such as Composting, Refuse Derived Fuels etc., take long time to process and release obnoxious odour into the atmosphere

Based on the above practical reasons, the Polycrack process is developed which has the following advantages over the conventional approach to treat MSW.
  • Pre-segregation not required
  • High tolerance to moisture
  • MSW processed within 24 hours
  • No land fill requirements
  • Enclosed plant working in a dust free environment
  • Excellent air quality surrounding the plant
  • No biological decomposition allowed as the MSW is treated as it is received
  • All constituents converted to valuable combustible fuels
  • Gas generated in the process is re-used to provide energy to the system
  • No atmospheric emissions except combustion gases, with pollutants less than prescribed norms
  • Low temperature process under atmospheric pressure conditions
  • Safe and efficient system with built-in safety features
  • PLC controlled operations, offer added efficient and safety
  • Low capital cost and low operating cost
Installation possibilities

Centralised processing: Polycrack can easily be installed at an existing landfill site for reforming of fresh MSW coming in daily to manage the waste in a centralised manner. The capacity of the units could range from 25 ton to 50-ton capacity per unit. It is recommended that multiple units of 25- or 50-tons processing capacity be deployed for managing volumes of over 100 tons per day.

Decentralizing reforming of waste: To do away with the need of transportation of waste to landfill, Polycrack can be installed in smaller capacity of 100 Kg to 10 tons per day in various neighborhoods of the city where the collection team or the community themselves can send the un segregated waste at the installed plant to be processed by the operating team.