Industrial Ventilation System for a New Waste Treatment Centre

Air Technology Systems won the project for a New Waste Treatment Centre located in Derby, in which they were required to provide an Industrial Ventilation System.

Client – Interserve

Interserve, who in partnership with Shanks Waste Management (now Renewi), formed Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS) Derbyshire to manage waste for Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council.

Project Scope & Objectives

To supply and install ventilation solutions within the new facility, which included several different areas with varying challenges, including:

  • Reception Bays and Hall
  • Oversize Area
  • MRF Hall
  • RDF Bunker
  • ACT Hall & Basement
  • FGT Hall
  • Turbine Hall
  • Ash Bunker


Before Air Technology Systems joined the project, a ventilation scheme had been designed by a consultant, to support the planning application. This meant we had to work within the significant restrictions of that accepted design.

Further challenges included:

  • The initial scheme design using air extraction only to achieve the required outcomes
  • Constraints on the total air volume that could pass through a pre-designed biofilter
  • No allowance being made for vehicle emissions within the reception bay area


We used a variety of forced air techniques, including our proprietary high-velocity nozzle system, to ensure effective air movement in critical areas.

Air Technology Systems designed a separate system, complete with odour control, to provide the additional air change requirement for the reception bay area due to the vehicle emissions.

Throughout the project Air Technology Systems continued to recommend improvements as required and demonstrated excellent Project Management skills on a site that had numerous contractors all trying to complete their part of the scheme!