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We’re experts when it comes to the environmentally friendly disposal and recycling of hazardous waste.
CURRENTA operates three of the most advanced disposal plants in Europe. We use these to dispose of and recycle hazardous waste in our incineration plants and landfill sites safely, efficiently and environmentally compatibly. In addition to disposing of waste contaminated with chemicals and treating wastewater, the need to conserve valuable resources means that recycling residual materials is becoming more important than ever.
Integrated environmental management
It’s important to take an integrated approach to the avoidance, disposal and recycling of hazardous waste. An in-depth economic, environmental and technical analysis is required to determine whether recycling should be given priority over disposal. Waste avoidance measures integrated into both production processes and downstream disposal strategies play a role in ensuring production is efficient and environmentally friendly.
Network of disposal plants
Through our unique network of treatment plants, waste air incineration plants, landfill sites and hazardous waste incinerators, we are able to reduce emissions significantly and prevent environmental pollution being transferred from one area to another. This cross-sector approach also extends to the wastewater generated by the plants at the CHEMPARK sites. Branched systems transport treatable wastewater to the treatment plant, while cooling water and clean water are fed into the Rhine.
In addition to wastewater treatment and the processing and recycling of waste, we also clean containers and tankers. We’re also here to help you comply with the regulations applying to air quality, noise, wastewater, waste, groundwater, soil and contaminated sites. You can also rely on CURRENTA for environmental analyses.
Bacterial cells ensure the qaulity of wastewater
The process of treating water also involves a biological stage during which bacteria convert organic substances in wastewater into carbon dioxide, nitrogen and metabolites. Up to 100 million of these bacterial cells are required per millilitre to safeguard the quality of wastewater at CHEMPARK.
Innovation for efficient recycling
When cars become lighter, computers smaller and smartphones more powerful, it usually means new material composites are involved. Recycling these efficiently is a real technical challenge. CURRENTA has developed a process for the thermal treatment of composites such as those present in lithium-ion batteries. During this process, the batteries burst open and the organic substances that escape are almost completely incinerated. The heat released is used to produce steam, and the flue gases are cleaned. This leaves a metal-rich fraction suitable for recycling by a metal processing company.