Steffen Scholz, Senior Sales Manager, Martin GmbH, Germany
Qualification: Dipl.Ing. Mechanical Engineering
Senior Sales Manager at Martin GmbH for the markets Germany, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonian, Montenegro,Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Turkey, since September 1998
Project Manager at Martin GmbH, 1992 – 1997
Project Engineer departments work preparation and technology at Chemieanlagenbau Leipzig-Grimma, 1983 – 1992
MARTIN plants and technologies - solutions for the recovery of energy and materials from waste
MARTIN has equipped more than 400 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants worldwide with its technologies and is therefore one of the most experienced companies in the field of thermal treatment of and energy recovery from municipal waste.
Using the advanced MARTIN technologies for the thermal treatment of waste, the various methods aim to use the energy from the waste in a highly efficient way, to minimize the emissions and to improve the quality of the residues.
Energy in the form of hot water is supplied to district heating systems. Alternatively, the energy from steam is used for cooling networks or production processes. The energy can also be converted into electricity in a combined heat and power process. The clean and renewable energy produced causes very low carbon emissions and has a minimized environmental impact in comparison to any other form of energy production.
Flue gas treatment systems for WTE plants have to meet stringent emission limits in order to comply with applicable directives and consequently emissions from WTE plants are very low and in many cases negligible compared to the emissions from other industries or sources. According to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, "because of stringent regulations, waste incineration plants are no longer significant in terms of emissions of dioxins, dust and heavy metals".
Bottom ash, the main residue fraction remaining after incineration, is mineralized and inert and can be landfilled without impact on groundwater. It can also be utilized as building material, largely in road construction after separation and aging. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals contained in bottom ash can be recycled.
WTE plants play an important role in integrated municipal waste management. In this role, plants of this type do not put the priority of waste reduction and recycling into question at all, but complement these goals and clearly avoid landfilling of waste which has not been pre-treated so as to avoid the risk of polluting the soil and groundwater.
MARTIN extended its product portfolio with an anaerobic dry digestion system for the treatment of separated biodegradable/organic waste. With this technology, biogas, high-grade compost and valuable liquid bio fertilizers are separated from organic wastes and then returned to the material cycle.