Waste recovery for organic wastes e.g. PCBs & Dioxins - Energy - Bioenergy
PCBs in particular have been used in many different products, including electrical equipment, surface coatings, inks, adhesives, paints, flame‐retardants, pesticides, and other applications that required products with high heat resistance, elasticity, and durability. They are some of the most Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the environment and have posed an environmental problem, with instances of improper disposal resulting in an almost ubiquitous contamination of the environment. The properties that made PCBs so useful in industrial applications are the same properties that cause PCBs to be resistant to degradation and thus they accumulate in the environment. They are considered to have carcinogenic effects in mammals and can cause severe poisoning when introduced into the food chain.
How Tetronics can help unlock value from this process
Tetronics’ plasma waste recovery plants offer a near zero waste outcome and commercial advantages over existing waste management solutions, across a growing number of applications, including those with PCB, Dioxin and other organics contamination. The decontamination process in Tetronics’ plasma‐enhanced waste recovery technology is designed to separate and destroy the hazardous components leaving a non‐hazardous material with a valuable secondary use. The intense temperature and light applied in the plasma process results in an extremely high Destruction and Removal Efficiency (DREs) with levels of 99.9999% typically achieved. The remaining material is an inert product called Plasmarok® that can be employed in a range of applications, such as a simple construction aggregate, enabling our customers to extract value from their waste and reduce landfill liabilities. The robust level of construction and minimal number of moving components delivers outstanding plant availability and longevity. The recovery process also has exceptional environmental and commercial credentials and can be considered as a future‐proof solution removing the business risk associated with unknown future landfill availability and disposal costs.