Refuse Derived Fuel


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Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)

Separation of impurities:

  • Chloride compounds (PVC)
  • Stones
  • Metals
  • Bricks
  • Glass
  • Etc.

There are two possibilities in winning RDF: either selecting the good material (positive soring) or ejecting the bad material from the stream, such as small PVC parts. The refused derived fuel has to have very low chlorine content.

  • REDWAVE NIR – for separation of impurities

  • REDWAVE NIR/M – for separation of impurities including metals


Managing Director at Muellex Mr. Manfred Fritz:

"To keep a leading role in the field of alternative fuel production, we decided at the end of 2012, to integrate a PVC discharge into the existing plant. Therefore we installed the REDWAVE sorting machine at the end of March 2013. Due to this sorting machine of BT-Wolfgang Binder we are now able to produce solid recovered fuels with very little chlorine content. We are completely satisfied with REDWAVE, from the planning, meeting deadlines, installation to the commissioning.”

“With the help of the new Near-Infrared (NIR) device the PVC and PET plastics are recognised and eliminated using compressed air control jets. By removing PVC a higher quality fuel is produced, by removing PET more recycling is achieved and the life span of the equipment is increased. The chairman of Saubermacher, Mr Roth, also said, “With these REDWAVE units another essential step is achieved for the circular economy. I am glad that we have done this, creating more raw materials which are otherwise imported and expensive to separately collect.”