Disposing of animal carcasses, with the large amounts of fats and fluids involved, can pose major problems involving emissions, effluent, air pollution, and residual waste. It is especially problematic if you need to handle a high quantity of carcasses over a very short period. When one of our overseas clients was faced with this particular dilemma they had no hesitation in calling on us to help them solve the problem.
Fortunately, it is a problem that we at Matthews Environmental Solutions have solved many times and the plant that we designed to answer this huge concern is a double chamber rotary incinerator incorporating two massive animal carcass incinerators, each one of which is capable of handling a staggering 2.5 tons per hour. It is also designed to operate on a continuous 24-hour cycle, meaning that it is capable of satisfying the extreme demands with which it will sometimes be faced.
As the name implies, when in operation the incineration chambers of rotary incinerators slowly revolve throughout the combustion process. This ensures that instead of simply lying on the base of the chamber the contents are constantly moving and tumbling (just like a tumble dryer) to ensure maximum exposure to the heat source. Consequently, the incineration process is exceptionally efficient. Because of the high moisture content found within animal waste, rotary incinerators provide the most effective combustion process resulting in minimal residue along with high-quality ash. By also incorporating an efficient heat recovery system, much of the energy generated within the process can be re-harnessed for future usage.