What is Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT)?
Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) isn't a single technology. It is a family of processes using many different elements in numerous combinations.
MBT partially processes mixed waste by mechanically removing some parts of the waste and biologically treating others, so that the treated fraction is smaller, more biologically stable and enhancing it's combustion properties.
This fraction can be sent to landfill, used in land remediation or alternatively used as a derived fuel for an EfW facility, as in our proposal.
Pictured is an MBT site in Frog Island, London.