THE PROCESS

Converter® technology allow to obtain a final product reduced in weight and volume
totally dry and safe.

Converter® equipments are finalized to the treatment of waste of any provenience and composition to get simultaneously its sterilization or disinfection, physical modification, reduction of volume, dehydration and reduction of weight.

The process is patented and it covers all the models because all Converter® series are manufactured under the same working principle.

The Converter® patent peculiarity is that the waste is mechanically heated directly from its inside by means of the friction generated by material breaks, obtained by a powerful rotary blade made in Hardox, positioned on the cell bottom. All this is realized without using pressure or steam, yielding much more safe the entire treatment process.

Thanks to the pressure reduction in the treatment cell, the evaporation temperature becomes lower allowing to obtain a final product reduced in weight and volume, totally dry and safe in less than 30 minutes.
Fumes and condensate are extracted from the treatment cell and filtered.

All Converter® machines just need water and electricity to run. With the Water Recirculation system the water consumption can be reduced to a minimum.

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The waste is loaded into the sterilization chamber (by hand in small machines or by means of an on-board automatic loader) in its original packaging, in plastic or cardboard bags or boxes, and the lid is closed.

STEP 1

Waste loading
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The rotor starts and accelerate gradually while the material becomes finely grinded and the temperature rises quickly to about 100 °C.

STEP 2

Crushing
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The heat generated by friction in the material causes the evaporation of the waste moisture and the temperature remains firm at the value of about 100°C.

STEP 3

Evaporation
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Once all the moisture has been eliminated, the frictional heat causes the temperature of the material to rise up to 151°C.

STEP 4

Superheating
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The temperature of the material is held firm at 151°C during 3 minutes, under moist heat conditions, by mean of controlled water dosage.

STEP 5

Sterilization or Pastorization
Processo-06

The waste is sprinkled with water in order to lower the temperature of the material to about 100°C. A vacuum pump then lowers the temperature further down to 60°C adiabatically.

STEP 6

Cooling down
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The treated material is unloaded by centrifugal force through the opening of a
servo-operated valve positioned at the bottom of the treatment chamber.

STEP 7

Unloading

FINAL PRODUCT

Converter® technology allow to obtain a final product reduced in weight and volume,
totally dry and safe.
50%

WEIGHT

50% reduction of weight

80%

VOLUME

80% reduction of volume

Based on the waste composition

THE RANGE

Six types of Converter®, different capacity, each declined for the treatment of hospital waste (Converter® H series), urban waste (Converter® MO series) and naval sector(Converter® series NV).
Also available for the mobile unit.

H SERIES

For infected waste coming
from a sanitary structure

MO SERIES

For municipal solid waste coming
from hotels, resorts and shopping mall

NV SERIES

For the treatment of the waste produced
on board of vessels (military and private yacht)