Abestos-Containing Material Management

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Tetronics’ plasma systems use intense temperatures to combat the asbestos hazard, where other technologies fail. Plasma heat is used to melt the individual asbestos fibres, which eliminates its ability to cause detrimental harm to human health.Tetronics offer a world leading solution to dealing with one of the biggest hazardous waste problems – asbestos waste management and disposal.

Tetronics’ plasma systems offer a proven solution to a range of hazardous wastes, including the treatment of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) and Refractory Ceramic Fibres (RCFs). The patented plasma technology uses intense temperatures to melt the individual asbestos fibres and form a re-usable product called Plasmarok that can be employed in a range of building applications, enabling our customers to extract value from their waste.

ACMs and RCFs are toxic materials that can cause serious illnesses when inhaled, including lung cancer and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis). Asbestos is strictly prohibited and has been the subject of specific regulations in many countries since the mid-1980s. Unfortunately, owing to its widespread use in manufacturing and construction throughout the 20th century, asbestos is now a common problem. Furthermore the resistance to heat and chemical damage in raw and cemented product form make the disposal of this type of toxic material very challenging.

Tetronics’ technology provides a solution that permanently destroys the hazardous nature of the waste by completely melting the fibres, compared with the far less desirable option of merely packaging and storing the hazard for future generations to deal with.

Tetronics’ plasma technology is robust and unaffected by the different types of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) and Refactory Ceramic Fibres (RCFs) at the same time meets all working practice legislative.  The process overcomes the issues faced by the less desirable option of packaging and storing the hazard for future generations to deal with.

The properties that made asbestos so widely used in earlier years, such as their resistance to heat and chemical damage, are what make them challenging for other waste treatment options. Due to the ultra-high temperatures of plasma, it has the ability to melt the toxic asbestos fibres and vitrifies them into an inert, re-usable product called Plasmarok, which can be employed in a range of building applications.

  • Melts asbestos fibres, eliminating the health hazard
  • High Destruction and Removal Efficiency (DRE) of associated organics
  • Vitrification of Asbestos into a building product, Plasmarok
  • Addresses the occupational and environmental hazard of asbestos waste
  • Compact process that is simple to operate and maintain

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