Public private partnership has played a mayor role in development and successful operation of the current KMS Peel Waste-to-Energy Plant located in Peel Region, Ontario.
On December 10, 1998 KMS Peel Inc. and the Region of Peel entered into an agreement to expand the waste-to-energy facility by 36,000 tonnes (one additional incineration unit). Due to expansion, new, more stringent emission limits were imposed by the latest Ontario Ministry of Environment A-7 Guideline and the Canada-Wide Standards developed by Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment. A Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system with a sodium tetrasulphide injection was selected to supplement the existing dry scrubber/fabric filter air pollution control system for additional reduction in mercury, nitrogen oxides and dioxins/furans emissions. With the upgraded air pollution control technology, the facility will be able to meet the latest emission standards and, to a certain degree, any new standards that may be enforced in future years.
This paper outlines a partnership model that has been successfully implemented in Ontario and has contributed to the public accepting waste-to-energy as integral part of the waste management system, ultimately resulting in facility expansion. It also describes the current facility and upgrade to the existing air pollution control system.