Bee’ah starts up 75-tph BHS Mixed Waste MRF
Advanced and automated system significantly increases throughput and recovery
Sharjah, UAE – November 14, 2017 – – Sharjah-based environmental management company Bee’ah is processing municipal solid waste (MSW) with the company’s recently renovated material recovery facility (MRF). The 75 tonne-per-hour (tph) system is Bee’ah’s premier MRF and features the latest in recovery technology from Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and its subsidiaries Nihot and National Recovery Technologies (NRT).
The facility is the largest in the Middle East, processing in excess of 500,000 tonnes of MSW annually. The comprehensive system retrofit has transformed Bee’ah’s MRF into the most advanced in the region, reaffirming the company’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of environmental innovation.
“In years’ past, our trommel based system was creating uneven size fractions and contamination through mixing. We were unable to effectively separate organic material from dry commodities, and were very dependent on manual sorting,” said Daker El-Rabaya, Bee’ah’s Managing Director of Waste Processing and Treatment. “The system BHS delivered is more efficient, increases our capacity and is automatically creating material fractions that were previously unattainable. Screen and air technology effectively remove organics and inert materials early in the process to present segregated fiber and container line fractions. We are optically targeting both containers and film to produce marketable products from a challenging material stream. The technology has introduced Bee’ah to a new level of performance; we are very pleased with the results,” El-Rabaya concluded.
The plant’s old trommel screens were replaced with two new BHS Tri-Disc™ screens, which have greatly improved screening efficiency, reduced power consumption, and allowed for better use of space. The new system has increased throughput, recovery of organic material and the recovery of other commodities including plastic containers. Plastic film recovery has doubled thanks to the FiberPure™ system, a combination of NRT optical and Nihot air technology.
“Bee’ah is an innovative company, proactively adapting to new technology. The company’s commitment to recovery and processing excellence is a benchmark for others to follow,” said BHS CEO Steve Miller. “The system was already among the largest in the world, and is now among the most advanced. Bee’ah is a true leader in its space, and while we were excited when chosen as the system provider, we are more excited today to see the MRF performing at a high level. We look forward to ensuring success for years to come.”
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
Headquartered in Eugene, OR, BHS is a worldwide leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include Nihot (Amsterdam), NRT (Nashville, TN) and Zero Waste Energy (Lafayette, CA). BHS is also the home of Max-AI™ technology, a breakthrough artificial intelligence that identifies materials, makes intelligent decisions and directs equipment such as robotic sorters. Clients around the globe choose BHS because of its experience, dedication to cutting-edge technology, quality construction and durability, and unmatched customer service. BHS has built some of the largest and most durable MRFs in the world – and they are achieving the highest throughput, recovery, and purity rates in the industry.
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Bee’ah, the Middle East’s fastest growing environmental management company, was founded in 2007, with the objective of creating a sustainable future, through creative and resourceful solutions. Since its inception, Bee’ah has pushed the boundaries of environmental innovation and crossed remarkable milestones, to become a force for change, across the region. The uniqueness of its approach and consistent drive towards excellence has helped the company to make rapid progress towards its goal of elevating Sharjah, to the position of Environmental Capital of the Middle East. Bee’ah’s success lies in the guidance of its visionary leaders and in the tireless efforts of its workforce, consisting of more than 6000 employees, all united in the pursuit of an environmentally viable future. Through revolutionary environmental management practices, systematic waste management, sustainability strategies for key resources and utilization of renewable energy sources, as well as community engagement initiatives, Bee’ah seeks to set a benchmark for sustainability, for cities and communities everywhere.