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Elbasan Waste-To-Energy-Plant

Elbasan Waste-To-Energy-Plant

Elbasan, Albania

Category: Energy

Description

Located in central Albania, Elbasan is one of the country’s largest cities and also one of the most polluted. The city’s new waste-to-energy plant uses trash as a fuel for generating power, just as other power plants use coal, oil, or natural gas. The energy plant will generate 2.85 MW of electricity per hour by incinerating trash; the leftover fly ash and granulate, incidentally, can be used in the production of concrete and asphalt.

Products Used:

PENETRON ADMIX was used to treat about 2,000 m3 (2,600 cubic yards) of concrete for the below-ground structures at the Elbasan plant, some extending down to a depth of 8 m (26 feet). Over 1,000 m (3,300 feet) of PENEBAR SW-45 waterstop permanently sealed the construction joints, and topical materials (PENECRETE MORTAR and PENETRON) were applied to eliminate any cracks that developed after curing to waterproof all the basement structures.

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