What are siloxanes?
The generation of electricity from municipal digesters and land fill is of increasing interest, as the biogas generated is a form of renewable energy. Organosilicon compounds are often present in products such as shampoo and cosmetics, as well as industrial products and lubricants, and they move into land-fill. These volatile compounds find their way into land-fill or digester gases as siloxanes.
By Protea Limited based in Middlewich, UNITED KINGDOM.
There is an increasing global awareness that the waste problem needs to be solved in a sustainable way. New waste separation techniques are being implemented, and R&D programs focus on much more than waste-technology alone. The importance of biomass is recognized as a potential high-energy source for electricity and biogas. DMT’s ambitious approach is based on the principles of circular economy and cradle to cradle: waste products are in fact very valuable. We constantly investigate new ways in which to approach ‘waste’ from a different perspective, how to best use or reuse certain products, and where to create new markets and demands.
By DMT Environmental Technology BV based in Joure (NL), NETHERLANDS.
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