Air Drum Separator

The ADS is a specially adapted air knife separator unit working in conjunction with a rotating drum and is designed to separate a wide variety of materials based on density, shape and aerodynamic properties. Used for separating a mixed stream of material into heavy and light components, the Impact ADS it is best suited for the following applications:-

• C&D (construction & demolition)
• C&I (commercial & industrial)
• Compost refinement & wood waste
• WEEE (waste electronic & electronic equipment)
• MBT (mechanical biological treatment)
• RDF/SRF (residue derived fuel/solid residue fuel)

This is done using a forward upward facing air knife nozzle mounted at the end of a material in-feed conveyor. Mixed material falling from the in-feed conveyor has to then pass through this high velocity air stream and is therefore either carried over the drum or is unaffected and falls in front of the drum. The use of the drum is the latest development in material separation technology and utilises fluid dynamics principles to greatly improve the efficiency of the air stream once it has left the confines of the air nozzle, resulting in greatly improved separation. The air stream is produced using a heavy duty paddle blade centrifugal fan and is controlled by a variable speed drive. The drum position is variable and can be moved using electronically controlled linear actuators to determine the optimum position for the material being handled. Additionally the air knife nozzle is fully adjustable which can be manually adjusted to achieve optimum separation.

All conveying air flows and light material is delivered to the light material expansion chamber where gravity is used to discharge light material on to the output conveyor. A secondary mechanical rotary material separator is included in the housing of the expansion chamber to remove any stubborn particles such as film that have not fallen out of suspension. All the conveying air volume from this expansion chamber is returned to the main fan inlet to create a closed circuit design. Around 25% of this air flow is bled off to the fully automatic dust filter unit from the outlet of the fan to reduce recirculation of dusty air flow.

 
Milton Keynes, UK
Milton Keynes, UK
Peterborough, UK
Peterborough, UK
Milton Keynes, UK
Milton Keynes, UK
Hawaii
Hawaii
Milton Keynes, UK
Milton Keynes, UK
Hull, UK
Hull, UK
Hawaii
Hawaii
Hull, UK
Hull, UK

Bulk Waste Separation - C&D

The Air Drum Separator successfully separates bulk materials to leave a more valuable product.

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Benefits

 

•  Mechanical separation module for increased filtration life and reduced maintenance

•  Robust, reliable construction

•  Reduced footprint compared to competitors

•  Ultimate flexibility and fine tuning of performance

•  Diverse range of applications

•  Improves the value of material

•  Reduces landfill

 

Features

 

•  Separation of material based on density and shape

•  Very high hourly throughput levels achievable

•  Fully adjustable air flow controls via electronic fan speed controls

•  Outstanding results to significantly improve the separation of the  material stream

•  Suitable for a wide range of material applications including WEEE, C&D, Glass & Fibre separation, MRF waste, ASR and many other

•  Few wear items, low maintenance and highly reliable

•  Available in three standard widths, 1000mm, 1500mm and 2000mm (other configurations available on request)

ADS Bulk Waste Separation System

Click here to watch the Air Drum Separator in action at PVT Land Co. Hawaii separating construction and demolition materials to turn into renewable fuel.

Related Links

MSW

MSW (Municipal Solid Waste or household waste) being separated by the Impact Air Drum Separator at a recycling facility in East Yorkshire.

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Zigzag Classification Unit (ZCU)

See how our density separation system provides a more valuable product.

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Material separation process:

Green = Heavies
Yellow = Lights 
Red = Dust 

Air Drum Separator Bulk Density Waste Separation

 
 
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