Solid Waste Authority (SWA) Palm Beach, FL Renewable Energy Facility
2,000 TPD RDF 61 Mw 1,270,000 people served
Phase 1 consists of a tipping floor, an RDF processing plant, an RDF storage building, two boilers, one turbine generator, pollution control equipment, and associated facilities and equipment. The design capacity is 2,000 tons per day (624,000 tons per year), although the facility has surpassed this. The design capacity is based on two of the three processing lines operating at any one time, but by operating all three lines on peak days, the operator has been able to process at a rate up to 3,000 tons per day for a limited period of time.
Additional benefits include the recovery of ferrous metals and aluminum and the diversion of more than 500,000 tons of garbage per year from the Class I landfill. The plant has state of the art pollution control equipment, consisting of Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) for NOx control, carbon injection for the control of mercury and volatile organic compounds, spray dryer absorbers for acid gas control and fabric filter baghouses for the control of particulates.