Turmec’s solution was to innovate and design the first hybrid dry and wet recycling plant in the world so it could process fines at the capacity needed, making sure all the fines were clean and clear of impurities, ready to go straight to the end user immediately, which cuts down on reprocessing costs and traffic movements.
With this innovative process, at first the dry fines and contamination are separated, and the remaining materials are sent to the wash section of the plant. There, silt and sand are removed, and the remaining material is screened to produce five aggregate fractions.
All these are then passed over optical separator technology to remove any remaining non-inert material, and then they undergo a ferrous and non-ferrous metals recovery.
Fully operating, the state-of-the-art plant will be capable of processing 150 tonnes of 0-60mm fines material per hour, producing 5 different grades of certified aggregate, that can be reused in the marketplace, reducing the need for raw materials.