Minergy’s Vitrification Technology Center (VTC) in Winneconne, Wis., U.S.A., housed several Minergy vitrification technologies, including the Lower Fox River pilot sediment melter. The VTC was home to Minergy’s GlassPack® Demonstration Unit, a commercial-scale system to fully demonstrate Minergy’s smaller-scale vitrification technology. The unit was built so Minergy could refine its technology solution and prove the technology through processing a wide range of commerical waste streams.
Owner: Minergy Corp.
Location: Winneconne, Wis., U.S.A.
Sludge type: Variable (testing purposes)
Melter: GlassPack® GP12
Heat input: 9 mm Btu/hour
GlassPack® System configuration: Ran in both closed-loop oxygen enhanced or open air fired modes
Sludge capacity: 1 dry ton per hour (equivalent to 22,000 wet tons/year paper sludge or 45,000 wet tons/year municipal biosolids)
Glass aggregate production: Dependent on material being tested
Thermal energy recovery system: None
Oxygen technology: On-site cryogenic liquid storage
Footprint: 4,000 square feet
Operating status: Operational 2000 – 2009