Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (CFD)

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (CFD)

Key Facts

Development Cost

  • £154 million

'Green Bin'

  • 90% green waste diversion from landfill

Annual CO2 Saving

  • 90,000 tonnes

Power Production

  • 22,000 households

Heating Production

  • 8,000 households

Expertise

IES Consulting used CFD modelling to investigate the effectiveness of the odour control system design at the new Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre.  The odour control system encompassed four plants within the centre and its primary aim was to prevent air exfiltration so odours generated inside the plants did not escape and pollute the surrounding environment. Initial analysis focussed on comparing the performance of two diffuser locations with the better design option being tested further by simulating against a series of selected operating conditions.