new briquetting technology by the Finnish company Evac could see a reduction in
ships’ garbage volume by a factor of ten.
machine, paired with Evac’s mixed-waste macerator, can create dry briquettes of
waste that can be stored when a ship may not use its incinerator, the garbage
room will be filled floor to ceiling in two days,” says Jari Jokela, PhD, Evac
Senior Process Specialist.
briquetting technology enables a cruise ship to potentially operate without
incineration or landing the waste for a full two-week voyage.”
plastic bags has density of 50 to 60 kilos per cubic meter, but the briquette’s
density is 550 to 600 kilos per cubic meter,” adds Jokela.
savings translate to for landing or incinerated at sea.
per cent reduction in operating costs when compared to incineration where
diesel and energy consumption is considered.
from witnessing how sawmills were creating briquettes.
compact form, for use orkers and a reduced volume of garbage would mean fewer
trips to remove waste from the platform. at sea.
typically staffed by up to 1,000 w.