Waste to Energy (WtE and EfW)

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A Waste to Energy (WTE) plant, also known as EfW (Energy from Waste), represents a cutting-edge waste management facility that harnesses the potential of non-recyclable waste to generate electricity while promoting environmental sustainability. By efficiently incinerating waste, the WTE plant utilizes the heat produced to boil water, generating steam that powers turbines and subsequently generates electricity. This eco-friendly process not only provides a renewable source of power but also allows for the local distribution of excess heat to be utilized, further enhancing its environmental benefits.

This type of power plant is sometimes known as energy form waste, municipal waste incineration, energy recovery, or a combined heat and power plant.

Waste to Energy plants are paving the way for cleaner energy alternatives, producing significantly lower air pollution compared to traditional coal-fired plants and landfill disposal methods. These innovative facilities are carbon-negative, as they efficiently convert waste into fuel, resulting in minimal carbon and methane emissions compared to the harmful effects of waste decay in landfills. Embrace this eco-conscious approach to combat climate change while embracing sustainable waste management solutions.

Waste to energy plants play a pivotal role in curbing the emission of harmful air pollutants, including nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, and particulates, which are commonly found in flue gases released into the atmosphere. By incorporating cutting-edge pollution control measures such as baghouses, scrubbers, and electrostatic precipitators, these plants are designed to efficiently filter and capture pollutants. With the integration of high-temperature combustion and effective scrubbing techniques, waste-to-energy plants make significant strides in reducing air pollution outputs, ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment.

Why Measure?

Environmental concerns

Emissions of acidic gases from various sources is one of the main environmental concerns. Burning fuel in Waste to Energy plants produces HCL and SO2 in the flue gas so to control/remove this absorbers are used within the WtE process


To achieve the optimum efficiency of the absorbers, precise control of the entire process is required, from fuel mixing to the measurements that are providing important feedback to the control room. Additionally on WtE plants fuel can be mixed in such a way that combustion of it generates HCL in the flue gas, in such concentration levels that enhance SO2 absorption in a scrubber, resulting with higher overall efficiency of the absorber.


By knowing levels of SO2/HCL on the inlet to the FGD the controllers can understand the process better and control the amount of sorbent used, thus saving money as only using the required amount.

Suitable Products

The GCEM40 analyser is an in-situ device which is cost-effective, low maintenance and designed both for process control and emissions monitoring.

CO, NOx, SO2, HCl, CH4, CO2 & H2O

The GCEM40E hot extractive multi-channel gas analyser is CODEL’s industry-proven continuous emissions monitor for difficult applications

CO, NOx, SO2, HCl, CH4, CO2 & H2O

Why CODEL & the GCEM 40?

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