Organic solid wastes can be ideal feedstocks for the ART system. The BTU values of plastic and rubber wastes, for instance, can support the thermal requirements of the process and create valuable oil and gas products. Inoganics introduced into the system merge with the solids and exit the process through the solids collection system. There are many proven solids separation technologies to accommodate nearly any solids characterization toward further value-added processes.
The technology, however, does not convert straw into gold. Hazardous materials introduced into the system or created in the decomposition process must be addressed. CI has experience processing materials that contain heavy metals and produce acid gas. CIís acid gas neutralization system is interlocked with the feed system to ensure complete acid capture and to prevent acid gas breakthrough. Solids containing heavy metals can be encapsulated into usable products to prevent release to the environment.
Organic waste streams can be mixed or homogeneous. The products derived from the process are a direct result of the thermal decomposition of the feedstock. It is essential in evaluating project viability to define the feedstock first in order to determine the revenue direction of the project.
Solid Waste encompasses the myriad of items society discards.
The term Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) includes any waste solid or liquid, organic or inorganic, hazardous or non-hazardous which enters the municipal stream and is managed under the authority and responsibility of the governing municipality. The term generally does not include industrial hazardous and non-hazardous waste, agricultural and wood processing residue and waste, mining waste, construction and demolition (C&D) debris, medical waste, slaughterhouse waste or food service greases.
As you know MSW is a very complex waste stream and will vary from location to location. As a result, solving the disposal problem is very site specific. However, the disposal problems can be solved, first by a complete knowledge of the waste stream and attendant landfill problems and then by applying a variety of technologies to handle the waste streams.
Scrap tire disposal is a worldwide problem. Billions of used tires are currently stockpiled in the United States alone and millions are added annually.
Most tires are disposed of by landfilling and burning for energy recovery. Scrap tires are also used to make dock bumpers, artificial reefs and other structures.
Tire chips have been used as a road foundation material, but in at least two instances the tires self-ignited creating enormous environmental problems and clean-up expense.
The Advanced Recycling Technology (ART) System is unique in that it breaks down the tire into its original building blocks. This is a continuous, high volume process which decomposes tires into marketable products. This system is the ultimate in scrap tire reclamation.
Plastic polymers consist of carbon and hydrogen and are ideal feedstocks for pyrolysis.
Millions of pounds of scrap plastics are landfilled annually. Plastic recycling efforts do
not address the myriad of plastic applications.
The Advanced Recycling Technology System (ART) can recycle scrap plastics that can't
be recycled through conventional recycling processes.