Plant design and supervision of construction

Mechanical waste treatment

There are many machines for the mechanical treatment of waste. The questions which arise, however, can be multiple: Which machines are best suited for which kinds of wastes? Which throughput rates are possible? How should the various units be arranged in a treatment chain in order to achieve optimal results? Which extraction rate, which recycling rate can be attained realistically? How can the location of a plant in the general arrangement be optimized? We have answers to all your questions. The high number of comparable projects that we have completed in recent years makes us experts in the fields of the mechanical treatment of wastes in mechanical-biological waste treatment plants, sorting plants for commercial wastes or packaging materials and RDF treatment plants. In 1985, our employees designed their first waste sorting plant with a throughput rate of 30,000 Mg/a and since then, they have designed about 200 more mechanical waste treatment plants.

References: Mechanical waste treatment

Biological waste treatment

The biological treatment of waste does not only help to gain high-quality compost from organic wastes, it can also help to gain energy by anaerobic digestion. IUT employees have been in the front line since the beginnings of large-scale composting and fermentation of organic waste.

Almost all operators of mechanical-biological waste treatment plants in Austria are among the clients of our company. One of the best examples of our work is the mechanical-biological waste treatment plant in Frohnleiten. With a performance of 93.700 Mg/a, it is the biggest such treatment plant in Austria. When it was licensed, it was the first plant to be licensed according to the Austrian Environmental Impact Assessment Act and IUT supported the operator of this plant from the preliminary design stage, throughout the licensing procedure, during the erection of the plant and to the acceptance of the plant by the client.

References: Biological waste treatment

Landfills and waste storages

When storing or treating non-hazardous waste, the protection of the environment as well as of the residents of the area and the workers, fire prevention and explosion prevention are major issues to be taken into consideration. In the case of hazardous waste, these issues evidently become even more important. Due to the fact that our employees have helped to develop and advance technical guidelines and norms for the temporary storage of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, IUT can provide its clients with precious know-how on the technical and operational requirements pertaining to waste storages.

A landfill is also a kind of storage – a final disposal site. Whether the landfill has to hold untreated or pre-treated municipal waste, construction waste or excavated material – landfill technology and operations have to make sure that the environment, the workers and the residents are protected.

References: Landfills and waste storages