Compost plant Sevierville, Tennessee

Annual Throughput: 800.000 t/a


Wastes treated:

  • Municipal solid waste (MSW), 220 t/day
  • Sewage sludge, 110 t/day wet


Start-up of operation: 1992

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  • MSW pretreatment: Manual sorting for rejects like hoses, wire etc.
  • Ferrous separation
  • three days retention time in four digestors
  • Screening at 35 mm, eddy current separator to recycle aluminium cans, other overs are rejects (appr. 35 %)
  • Composting in aeration bays,  4 weeks retention time
  • Compost refing unit
  • waste air treatment by biofilter



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