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MSW Shredder

April 2, 2023     News

MSW shredder is a machine used to reduce the size of solid waste materials by cutting or tearing them into smaller pieces. This piece of machine is vital because shredding provides benefits like disintegration and size reduction. These two features facilitate the following mechanical treatment like segregation and transpotation.

You may ask can we skip a MSW shredder? If your waste stream is homogeneous and already in proper size, then such shredder is unnecessary. However in most cases, the waste comes from commercial and industrial and even agricultural aspects. The waste materials could contain furniture, household waste in a bag and IBC (intermediate bulk container).

In short, MSW Shredders can pre-shred all kinds of waste to serve purposes of downsizing, recycling, composting, and waste-to-energy (incineration).

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What is MSW (Municipal solid waste)?

MSW stands for municipal solid waste. It is a mixed waste that covers include everything from food waste, paper, glass, plastic, biomass and other products. It is noted that there are materials that could be composted or recycled, like plastic bottles and aluminum cans, before heading to a MSW shredder.

Often, we can see bulky waste, industrial waste like textiles, and commercial waste like packaging as well as waste from landfills.

Waste material that contain a high caloric value is a great ingredient for making RDF (refuse deriver fuel) or SRF (solid refuse fuel). Both are a great alternative fuel (AF) to replace fossil fuel. MSW, becuase it is not sorted, contains more half of organics, which significantly reduce the heating value.

Description (View analysis) India Thailand Malaysia/ Singapore Vietnam Average ASEAN MSW
% Organics 50-65 45-55 40-50 50-60 50
% Plastics 8-12 18-25 17-22 15-20 15
% Paper 9-12 10-20 15-20 10-16 15
% Wood 5-7 3-5 6-8 3-7 6
% Clothes 5-7 1-2 5-7 1-2 4
% Glass, Metals 1-2 1-2 5-7 1-2 4
% Inert/Fines ~15 ~10 ~7 ~7 12
LHV, Kcal/kg 1200-1800 1400-2000 2000-2400 1300- 1900 1400-2000

Here is an article for more info:

Fossil Substitution with RDF Fuel

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MSW Shredding Solution

Municipal solid waste shredders are an essential machine for those who work in recycling or solid waste management. Wiscontech can design a bespoke shredder and process to meet challenges faced by owners of:

  • Landfills
  • RDF Plant
  • Waste Recycling plant
  • Wrecking Companies

Waste Shredder MSW Crushing

Wiscontech provides a list of shredders to cater your waste stream from preshredder to primary shredder, from secondary shredder to fine crusher. Selecting the most reliable and affordable MSW crusher according to your desired throughput, output size, way of sorting, infeeding and extraction.

Benefits and Drawbacks of MSW Shredder

MSW shredders are specifically built to meet the tough requirements of the waste industry. Size reduction equipment provides 5 benefits to the waste management industry.

  • Downsizing means cheaper to transfer
  • Early tsize reduction before mechanical treatment
  • Low operating costs
  • Easy to replace consumable parts
  • Provides a positive long-term ROI

Drawbacks include

  • High initial investments in RDF projects: RDF projects often require substantial initial investments.
  • Inadequate technology negatively affects RDF production and quality.
  • Unclear regulations and environmental concerns affect RDF recovery.
  • The public’s limited awareness and safety misconceptions about RDF pose challenges.
  • Efficient waste collection and segregation are essential for successful RDF recovery.
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