ANDRITZ offers a broad range of innovative recycling technologies for material separation and recovery, treatment of various types of waste and rejects from the paper industry, and the production of renewable energy. In addition, ANDRITZ is a leading supplier of plants based on Bubbling Fluidized Bed (BFB) and Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technologies for boilers, which are ideal for a wide range of combustion applications.

Recycling materials containing metals or other high-grade components

Whether it is batteries, computer circuit boards, solar panels, scrap cans, aerosol cans, mattresses, metal shavings, aluminum profiles, waste paper or textiles tied in bales, metal sheets, or slag – the high-grade materials contained therein can be sold as secondary raw materials, such as iron, copper, aluminum, tinplate, plastics, and special substances. ANDRITZ Recycling has dealt successfully with many different materials over the past 30 years and made a name for itself in developing special solutions. In the company’s own testing plant, materials for which there is little experience available can be tested with ANDRITZ Recycling technologies, without any financial risk.

Process advantages with the ANDRITZ Universal Granulator UG and Cross-Flow Shredder QZ:

  • Wide range of different materials
  • Different machine processing methods depending on the material concerned
  • High throughputs
  • High purity level in output
  • High recovery rates
  • Gentle, environmentally friendly treatment of potentially harmful substances


ANDRITZ Universal Granulator UG
ANDRITZ Cross-Flow Shredder QZ


ANDRITZ Recycling

Fluidized bed technology: Decades of experience go into every ANDRITZ fluidized bed boiler

ANDRITZ is a leading supplier of plants based on Bubbling Fluidized Bed (BFB) and Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technologies for boilers. These different technologies are distinguished by capacity, fuel, and application. Excellent mixing and heat transfer make
fluidized bed technology ideal for a wide range of applications. A variety of coals and lignites can be combusted, as well as clean biomass (bark, agricultural, forestry, and sawmill residuals) and many other fuels (demolition wood, refuse-derived fuels, peat, various sediments, etc.).


EcoFluid – BFB technology
In a BFB unit, fuels are thoroughly mixed in a dense suspension of fluidized bed material in the lower furnace. BFB systems operate at a moderately low fluidization velocity and under controlled temperature conditions. Thanks to the large heat capacity of the fluidized bed material, which is mostly sand, the combustion conditions are ideal for biomass and recycled fuels with varying moisture contents. In many installations, mixed fuels are fired simultaneously.

PowerFluid – CFB technology
With CFB technology, the flue gas velocity in the furnace is higher and the bed is expanded and entrained with the flow. The bed material flows with the flue gas through the furnace, after which the material is separated by cyclones and returned to the lower furnace. CFB technology also allows an extremely wide range of fuels to be fired in the same unit. The efficient mixing and relatively low combustion temperatures contribute to low emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitric oxides.

Advantages of ANDRITZ fluidized bed technologies:

  • Fuel flexibility
  • High burn-out and conversion rates
  • Inherently low emissions
  • Excellent availability, with long continuous operating periods
  • Operational flexibility, with good load following capability
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Proven design


Thomas Strasser 
ANDRITZ Power Boilers
Waagner-Biro-Platz 1
8074 Raaba-Grambach
Ph.: +43 (316) 501 328

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