Who We Are
EnviroWave is an Ohio Corporation based in Fredericktown, Ohio. Following a four-year in-house development program, EnviroWave has developed and commercialized a proprietary microwave/convection technology capable of providing the most cost- effective solution for the continuous drying and sterilizing of waste materials associated with the wastewater treatment industry, chicken and livestock processing industries, and certain food processing industries such as sugar beet/dogfood manufacturers.
Protection of valuable water, air, and land resources is one of the highest priority activities in industrialized countries on the planet. The Company views its mission in society as developing and applying innovative, simple, and cost-effective technologies worldwide to address the recycling of waste streams to environmentally-acceptable end products.
Cost effective and environmentally acceptable enabling technologies including:
Waste Water Industry - Federal EPA standards (503) require improved treatment of sewage sludge coupled with the restrictions on applying treated sludge as a soil enhancement. The EnviroWave provides a simple and cost effective solution. Competing processes rely on heat generated in some fashion to kill the microbes in the sludge. In addition, binding agents are required, which in addition to the high cost of energy, add significantly to the cost of processing the sludge
Tire Reduction/Conversion - Approximately 200+ million (31 million in California) waste tires are generated each year in the USA representing approximately 7 million barrels of crude oil. Historically these tires have been disposed of in conventional landfills or simply illegally dumped. Both methods pose the risk of fire, as was the case in the tire mountain fires near Modesto, California in the 90's and Sycamore, Ohio in 2001.
The EnviroWave technology is particularly suited to this market because the process not only reduces the tires to their basic constituents (steel, carbon black, oil, and gas), but a ready market exists for all the components, either as recycled materials (new tire manufacture) or as feedstock for petrochemical manufacture and electric power generation.
PCB Destruction/Soil Remediation/Treatment - There is a continuing need for this type of short term/portable equipment with hazardous material remediation contractors who generally require the unit for 6-12 month periods. These customers represent an ideal target for leasing a company-owned portable remediation unit. The US Military remains one of the largest target customers for the EnviroWave technology.
The EnviroWave unit assures compliance with U.S. EPA regulation 40CFR 761, of July, 2002, during remediation of soil contaminated with Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's) by reducing the PCB's to non-hazardous compounds. Similarly, the EnviroWave unit also destroys Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH's) from contaminated soils and aggregates.
EnviroWave's Continuing R&D efforts on its proprietary product lines, offers the following advantages to its commercial customers:
Drying & Treating Bio-Solids With Microwaves
The escalating costs of natural gas and liquefied petroleum have become of increasing concern to operators of municipal sewage plants. Aged drying facilities, coupled with escalating energy costs, capital equipment costs, refurbishment or replacement costs have made conventional drying concepts uneconomical. Efforts to substantially improve throughput efficiency or reduce energy costs have failed to meet economic or technical objectives.
Remediation Of PCBs & Other Organic Contaminants
PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls) are mostly associated with cooling oil applications in transformers and capacitors, which when they leak, result in the liquid contamination of any surrounding materials. PCB's are also used as plasticizers in polystyrene coffee cups, frozen food bags, bread wrappers, plastic liners for baby bottles, printing inks, carbonless multi-page paper, and as waxes for making metal casting molds. Therefore, it is readily ...