Veolia helps communities and industry ensure energy and water reliability, meet regulatory requirements and safeguard public health, all while protecting our natural resources. We introduce renewable energy sources and alternative fuels into the energy mix where it is viable.
In 2013, Veolia’s solutions prevented 24 million metric tons of global carbon emissions and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials. At the same time, we produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and provided water and wastewater management services at over 8,500 facilities around the globe.
By coupling the thermal hydrolysis and the anaerobic digestion, Exelys offers better performance than a conventional digestion and optimizes sludge treatment by producing:
Exelys handles all kinds of organic, industrial or municipal sludge and can also handle grease.
Exelys works continuously 24 hour a day and has a simplified operation and maintenance, with a limited footprint.
This process allows:
o Less sludge to dispose
o At existing installations, the digestion capacity can be increased by handling new inputs.
o Either processing external inputs through co-digestion
o Either selling the energy produced by co-generation or producing bio-methane
Exelys is a solution that guarantees energy and environmental performance, thanks to:
Exelys combines with other Veolia sludge treatment processes such as Athos (hydrothermal oxidation), Pyrofluid™ (incineration), BioCon (thermal drying), Solia (solar drying) and completes them to offer even more sustainable solutions.
Continuous thermal hydrolysis operating 24 hours a day with feed and removal levels that are adjustable in real time, Exelys™ operates under controlled temperature (165°C), pressure (9 bar) and duration time (approximately 30 minutes) conditions.
The system is controlled by a PLC that modulates the steam flow rate in line with the amount of sludge injected.