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New Case Study about Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management at Alcázar de San Juan, Spain

Greater productivity, better working conditions, easy maintainance and energy savings were the key benefits for choosing TITECH autosort 4 at the MSW treatment plant of Macomunidad de Servicios Comsermancha.

18 November 2014

The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management Plant of the Mancomunidad de Servicios Comsermancha (Comsermancha municipal services association), situated in Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real, Spain), receives over 200 tons of residue daily from the 21 towns and 2 villages comprising the association. So Comsermancha serves a total population of 169,000 inhabitants. Its activity is focused on the collection, treatment and later elimination of the rejected fraction in a controlled dump and biogas management.

Modern technology at MSW management plant positions municipality leading in Spain
The plant’s successive automation, its modern treatment systems and the incorporation of new technologies into the MSW Management Plant’s sorting processes have positioned the town councils comprising the municipal association among leading Spanish municipalities to have implemented total waste management programs.

The waste management plant uses advanced units, which incorporate TOMRA Sorting sensor-based sorting technology. It has two sorting lines: one to treat remainder fraction, processing 70,000 tons a year, and another for the fraction from selective collection of light containers, processing around 1,500 tons per year.

Recognition and sorting of a large amount of materials by type and composition with accuracy, obtaining extremely pure fractions
In 2007 the plant purchased 2 TITECH units. Later, in 2013, these were updated and complemented by two new, latest-generation TITECH autosort 4 units. These are two optical separators featuring near-infrared (NIR) spectrometric sensors, which enable recognition and sorting of a large amount of materials by type and composition with accuracy, obtaining extremely pure fractions.

Read more about the benefits and experiences of the integration of TITECH autosort 4 here.