Trommel Fines Reuse Assessment and Development

Trommel Fines Reuse Assessment and Development

LocationWingfield, South Australia
ClientSUEZ-ResourceCo Alternative Fuels

The generation of trommel fines from the processing of construction and demolition (C&D) and commercial and industrial (C&I) waste occurs during the manufacture of engineered fuel material. The trommel fines can be used in a number of applications but are required to meet a range of regulatory guidelines. 

DBD Environmental have been assisting SUEZ over a long period of time with an assessment program with the intent of allowing them to utilise trommel fines as alternative daily cover (ADC) material at a number of landfill sites. DBD Environmental have provided sampling, testing, reporting and technical advice regarding refinements to their process to achieve the desired material specification.

The main disciplines undertaken included the following:  

  • Material handling assessment
  • Trial design and implementation
  • Process design and optimisation
  • Waste sampling and assessment
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Reporting against regulatory requirements