plasma heating Articles

  • The Plasma Processing of Steel Plant Wastes

    ABSTRACT: Electric arc furnace (EAF) dusts, have been successfully treated in plasma-fired carbothermic reduction furnaces to recover metal values. Although the technology is equally applicable across the range from plain carbon to stainless steels, historically, it is the latter that has been the more commercially successful. Because the plasma heat source is independent of process chemistry, ...

  • Plasma gasification: Harnessing the power of lightning

    Plasma gasification is both a high-tech solution to the problem of waste management and a source of renewable power. The technology has great potential, but can it move from the fringes to the mainstream? The name "plasma gasification" conjures up images of men in lab coats late at night, investigating a far-flung corner of science that is light years away from commercial readiness. In reality it ...


  • Plasma Methods for Technology Processing of Toxical Industrial Wastes

    Experimental study of thermal neutralization of some toxic chlorine and bromine industrial wastes, as well as of pesticides with a expired term of validity was carried out in the three-jet plasma reactor . Different physical-chemical methods were used for analysis of products of waste processing. It was shown that plasma technology provides effective processing of toxic ...


  • Fly Ash Treatment – Plasma Torches versus Graphite Electrodes

    Background Plasma generating devices have to be designed to tolerate incredibly harsh conditions during operation and in particular very high heat loads and temperatures around the arc. However, when used in the vitrification of highly chlorinated materials the challenge is even greater than in other applications. The combination of high ...

  • Advanced Plasma Power receives planning permission for its waste to energy project in Tyseley

    Advanced Plasma Power (APP), the advanced waste to energy and fuels company, has received planning permission for its proposed 6MW commercial Gasplasma® waste to energy plant in Tyseley, Birmingham. This achievement represents a key milestone in the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) competition, to design the most cost-effective, economically viable and efficient commercial energy from ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Feasibility of a CHP driven industrial park based on exergy analysis

    Industrial zones are manufacturing plants clustered in a given part of a city. Such clustering is primarily dictated by zoning regulations that tend to isolate residential, business, and industrial neighbourhoods. A number of properly matched manufacturing plants can be clustered within a given proximity with a primary objective of optimising their energy use. As secondary goals the cluster may ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Drosrite extensive on-site hot dross treatment tests

    DROSRITE is a salt-free process for the recovery of metal from dross. In addition to producing a salt-free residue, it does not produce any CO2 or NOx gases. The process is highly energy efficient, extracting heat from energy in the residue and, thus, it does not require an external heat source such as a plasma torch, an electric arc or a gas or oil burner. A DROSRITE pilot unit built by ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

  • Evolution of Industrial Ozone Generation

    A vast selection of different ozone generator designs is commercially available on today’s market. In large-scale applications, the ground electrode is designed as gas/water tube heat exchanger, which is filled with tubular high-voltage electrodes on the gas processing side. Available constructions differ in diameter, length and arrangement of the tubular electrodes, type and support of the ...

  • Feasibility analysis for biomass in cities, counties and facilities

    The commercial waste industry includes all those who collect waste from the simplest “collect waste and transport to a landfill” to the more complex “collect waste and process into re-usable components and energy.” This article will cover how we can collect material and fuel a clean energy system for our immediate future, while saving clean water and air. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Innovative energy from waste project gets £1.9m injection

    A pioneering project to turn waste into energy has today been fired up by £1.9million of funding from Ofgem’s Gas Network Innovation Competition. The Swindon-based demonstration project – managed by National Grid, Advanced Plasma Power and Progressive Energy - will use waste as a feedstock to produce low carbon methane, or bio-substitute natural gas ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • How power hungry is home entertainment?

    Plasma televisions, video game consoles, and cable set-top boxes find their way into more and more American homes thanks to lower prices and aggressive marketing. While this trend makes for better home entertainment, it strikes a blow to energy conservation efforts.For example, even when just in standby mode, a plasma television consumes nearly $160 of energy/year and a game console over ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Using Venturi Scrubber Technology for Syngas Cleaning

    As part of our nation's program to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, various gasification technologies are being applied. These processes take renewable organic material and, through the application of heat and pressure, convert the materials into syngas for further use. Arguably, in nearly all of these processes, the most critical design aspect is the reliable and efficient removal of ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Rolf Stein featured in LAWR – Technology innovator speaks at Energy from Waste Expo

    Advanced Plasma Power’s chief executive Rolf Stein shares his thoughts ahead of Sustainability Live’s new event. Nick Warburton reports: I understand you will be speaking about an advanced thermal conversion technology that your company has developed. What’s the thinking behind it? What we’ve developed is something to address a number of challenges and ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Health Hazards of Welding

    At present, it is estimated that more than one million workers are employed as welders worldwide (Sundin, 1998), with more than three million performing welding intermittently as part of their work duties (Sferlazza and Beckett, 1991). Manual metal arc welding (MMAW) and flux core arc welding (FCAW) are two commonly used procedures in the construction industry and in numerous other industrial ...


    By Valahia University

  • Transformations of syngas derived from landfilled wastes using the Gasplasma process

    Abstract The Gasplasma advanced conversion technology is able to efficiently produce a clean syngas and an environmentally stable vitrified product from historically landfilled materials. The syngas is rich in hydrogen and carbon monoxide and possesses high calorific value, and low residual tar levels. While this syngas has traditionally been considered only as a fuel source for power ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Time to address the air pollution control residue problem

    The incineration of municipal solid waste is gaining increasing importance in the UK, especially as the burning of waste can be used to generate energy, providing a more sustainable solution to our waste problem by diverting it from landfill sites. An issue with incineration is that some of our waste contains hazardous chemicals such as chlorine and lead which are volatilised during the process. ...

  • Detection and measurement of GWGs in semiconductor fab facilities

    Problem Statement Various processes and tools in the modern wafer fab plant produce effluent streams that contain unacceptably high levels of perfluorocarbon GWGs (greenhouse warming gases). These effluent streams are abated by plasma incineration and wet scrubbers and other techniques. It is necessary to measure the destruction removal efficiency (DRE) of the various abatement methods ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Renewable Energy Companies Continue Their Surge

    Firms make use of Renewable Portfolio Standards, farm-to-fuel investments and availability in lower-cost feedstocks to achieve better results.   THE FARM-TO-FUEL Investment Act was ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Pushing the Limits of Reengineering

    Cutting-edge turbine technology enables more efficient and cleaner power generation. However, the service of advanced gas turbines is challenging—especially when parts need to be replaced. The example of a blade replacement project shows how Sulzer establishes innovative reengineering processes and contributes to a secure energy supply that causes less carbon emission. A Sulzer ...


    By Sulzer

  • Determining the viability of a waste-to-energy plant in Africa

    Nick Mannie, Aurecon’s waste expert, was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the African Waste Week conference in early September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Mannie discussed the development and execution of robust feasibility plans to determine the  ...

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