Theseus

The environmentally safe and in the same time economically affective treatment of municipal waste is a worldwide technical challenge. The morphology of the mixed municipal waste is diverse and variable in time. It depends on variety of factors, such as demographics, socio-economical and climatic specialties of the region, which generates the waste.

The System Theseus is an adaptive tool for complex management of municipal waste on a city scale. What Theseus offers is a different point of view – the waste not as a problem but as a precious resource. Theseus is an automated high tech system, which treats municipal waste and turns them into useful products and so it practically prevents entirely the need of landfills.

The treatment of waste in the system is harmless to the environment, as no flows of wastewaters or hazardous gaseous emissions are created. The waste undergoes series of mechanical processes during which different fractions of recyclable and recoverable materials are generated in complete conformity with the national and European legislation.

The system is mobile, which allows its installation and start of operation to happen in shortest time schedule and without the necessity of building activities. Theseus is an autonomous system and if necessary, it can work out of the grid and canalization systems.

Theseus is build out of sequenced modules, linked with systems for transport of the waste. The municipal waste is fed into the system in untreated condition directly from the waste transporting trucks. By the treatment of the waste all materials suitable for recycling are separated, sorted and headed to recycling facilities. The municipal waste include in its morphology different quantity of inert material (sand, stones, minerals) which are successfully separated from the waste flow by Theseus. This inert fraction can be used for recultivation of landscapes. After the recyclable and inert fractions are separated from the waste flow, a fraction remains in the system that contains mainly organics and small pieces of plastics. This fraction is pressed as pellets that can be utilized as source of energy or can be included in the content of different building materials.