After years of research and an investment of over $40m, SCFI’s AquaCritox technology was developed to provide a single step, energy positive and cost effective solution to the destruction of sewage sludge, as well as wet waste from a variety of other industries.
SCFI acquired the worldwide intellectual property rights to the pioneering AquaCritox process in 2007, with its first unit (the A10 model) installed in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork in May 2008. This plant has not only been used for extensive testing, it has also successfully processed wet waste for a number of global leaders in the wastewater treatment, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas industries. The company also offers three other models: the A30, A100 and the A200.
Strategic partnerships have strengthened the company’s foundations further. SCFI has partnered with Parsons, a highly reputable engineering and consultancy firm, to facilitate the design and process improvement of AquaCritox. Parsons is also providing global marketing and sales execution to end-users. SCFI has also formed a partnership with Rockwell Automation for the supply of AquaCritox automation and control software. Rockwell is also responsible for the physical manufacture of the product, building the units on ‘skids’ so that they can be produced in a modular way and easily transported to any part of the globe.
At the heart of SCFI is a strong management team of highly experienced experts. Working alongside CEO John O’Regan are David Kerr, chief operating officer, Aine Dunne, engineering manager and Edward Coleman, chief financial officer.