The organizing committee of BEE2019 conference prepared a tour route to the Dagang Garbage Incineration Power Plant in Binhai for the symposium attendees on May 26th, 2019.
Waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration has been increasingly adopted for municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal in China, which already accounts for nearly 40% of the global installed capacity and electricity generation from WTE. In terms of volume, waste-to-energy plants incinerate 80 to 90 percent of waste. Sometimes, the residue ash is clean enough to be used for some purposes such as raw materials for use in manufacturing cinder blocks or for road construction. In addition, the metals that may be burned are collected from the bottom of the furnace and sold to foundries. Some waste-to-energy plants convert salt water to potable fresh water as a by-product of cooling processes.
The Dagang Garbage Incineration Power Plant belongs to Tianjin Binhai Environmental Protection Industry Development Co., Ltd, which was established in Tianjin Binhai New Area Market and Quality Supervision Bureau on January 23rd, 2009. The business scope of the company includes infrastructure construction in environmental protection industrial parks; domestic garbage incineration and power generation; sewage treatment; manufacturing and research and development of environmental protection materials and equipment; harmless treatment of solid waste; utilization of renewable resources; and testing of environmental protection products. The Dagang waste incineration power plant has a maximum capacity of 2000 tons of domestic garbage per day, covering an area of 53,000 square meters, a total construction area of 33,865 square meters, a greening area of 16,800 square meters. In addition to 25% to 30% of the power generated in the plant for the project to use electricity, the rest of the electricity goes into the Tianjin power grid for sale. Besides, there are sewage treatment, recycled water production, sludge drying and other garbage disposal projects.