Revenue Development in Dry Scrubber Media Replacement
When a client came to GCES with a zero waste initiative we had to find a solution for their spent dry scrubber media. We provided them a solution that not only met their zero waste initiative but also allowed opportunity for financial recovery of media replacement costs.
Dry scrubber media, also known as iron sponge sulfide, is composed of iron oxide, elemental sulfur, wood fiber, water, soda ash and limestone.
There are many options for the disposal of spent iron sponge with the most common being simply by spreading the spent media onto an area of land and burying it with a light earth cover. In urban areas the material is generally accepted with EPA approval at a sanitary landfill. In recent years revenue streams and partnerships have been developed between the disposers of the spent media and the agricultural community. In these scenarios agricultural uses for iron sponge include in the farming of tomatoes and coniferous trees such as Christmas trees. [Read more…]