Roofing

Bituminous roofing felt

In addition to tar-containing asphalt, REKO also processes tar- and bituminous roofing to a high grade.

Tar- and bituminous roofing felt often contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In the thermal treatment plant, these PAHs are completely destroyed by high-temperature incineration.

The hot flue gases released in this incineration process are used to generate steam and electricity, just as they are when processing tar-containing asphalt, and are then cleaned in the flue gas cleaning system. The energy content in the tar- and bituminous roofing also provides a significant saving in the consumption of natural gas required for the thermal cleaning of asphalt. The recovery of energy and its beneficial use leads to huge reductions in CO2 emissions.

Dakleer roofing