Peel Group is an infrastructure, transport, and real estate investor in England. The group has recently invested in a new construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant, designed and engineered by wet processing industry experts CDE.
NRE Aggregates, part of Peel NRE, operates the plant to produce high-quality recycled construction products, with the aim of recycling 240,000 tonnes of C&D waste each year at the facility based in Salford, Manchester.
The plant has been designed to meet NRE Aggregates’ business needs, as well as the site conditions. The 120tph solution incorporates the R4500 primary feeding system, the AggMax scrubbing and classification system, EvoWash sand wash plant, AquaCycle high-rate thickener and filter press sludge dewatering system.
The R4500 electric scalper with apron feeder delivers unrivalled protection of the downstream process by maximising product yield from feed material. The unique construction of the VibroCentric drive removes unnecessary weight while delivering acceleration up to 5G for enhanced screening performance.
The AggMax scrubbing, and classification system combines pre-screening, scrubbing, organics removal, sizing, stockpiling, fines recovery and filtrates removal on a compact chassis. The integrated trash screen allows for the effective removal of organics and other lightweight contaminants, ensuring the production of the highest quality final aggregates and mineral ores.
The EvoWash sand washing system is engineered for in-spec sands with hydro-cyclone technology and gives unparalleled control of silk cut points to produce quality materials and guarantees return on investment. It is also equipped with the VibroSync drive centre, which distributes power evenly across the full screening area and ensures maximum transfer of energy to material for unrivalled dewatering performance.
The AquaCycle high-rate thickener recycles up to 90% of the process water for immediate re-use in the system. It is a single, compact unit that is a highly efficient water management solution that minimises costly water consumption. Paired with the AquaStore, which receives recycled water from the AquaCycle, ensures that all water is reused all the time. CDE’s filter press technology is also designed to eliminate waste and increase water recycling and reduces waste handing significantly.
Since commissioning, the plant has recycled over 100,000 tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste, and is on target to process 240,000 tonnes in its first year of operation.