Lakhta Center is a multifunctional complex in St. Petersburg with the Gazprom headquarter and public spaces occupying a third of the area. Construction was completed in October 2018, now start work on the arrangement of business and public areas. The opening will take place in about a year, when the complex will be fully prepared to meet guests.
Smart Waste Disposal System
Wastes can be different including mercury lamps, luminescent mercurial tubes, filtered and absorbing waste, sediment after foul water treatment, household paper, medical waste, household waste from offices, polymer waste and packaging from nonferrous metals, solid household waste.
Household waste in offices is collected in garbage cans with disposable bags. Cleaning is done on a daily basis.
At each level special collectors are designed for pure polymer waste and packaging from nonferrous metals as well as solid household waste.
Cleaners deliver bags with waste on special trolleys to Lift LFR-1.2. Then downstairs to Level -1 where a waste refinement station is located, vacuum hydraulic shredders with oil stations.
After grinding waste is supplied to the underground (-4,2m) area of the Multifunctional Building through an underground vacuum metal conduit. Because of dispersion in a conduit waste is transported in an air flow to where it is accumulated. And then it is supplied to press. Waste is compacted by 4-9 times and tamped in a container. After a waste container is full, special vehicles dispose it off. “Waste air” is treated and ventilated outside.
Each waste type is supplied for further recycling to a licensed company specialized in this particular waste type.
The total waste quantity of Lakhta Center Mixed-use Complex is 3,433,498 tons / year.
Waste is disposed off site on a daily basis under contract with a company specialized in these services.
A vacuum waste disposal system is a modern pneumatic waste collection and transportation system. It improves hygiene, prevents from infection, insects and rodent, mold and unpleasant smell, reduces CO2 emissions, wastes are sorted, which is one of the essential principles of green construction. Waste disposal is required by 20 times less frequent than in a conventional system.