Environmental Protection

China Gets Plasma Thermal Waste Destruction System

PEAT International has successfully commissioned a Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery (PTDR) systems in Shanghai, China. The system was designed to deconstruct medical waste and oil refinery sludge.

PEAT International, Inc. (PEAT), a plasma-thermal waste destruction company, has installed a PTDR system in Shanghai, China. The 60 kg/hr system was specifically designed for the treatment of medical waste and oil refinery sludge for Abada Plasma Technology Holdings, Ltd.

“This is end-stage technology and sets the standard for clean hazardous waste remediation. Only with plasma can you achieve temperatures high enough for waste destruction in a single-staged process,” said Joseph Rosin, PEAT International chairman. “It’s a 21st century solution that addresses three important needs: significant volume reduction, full pollution control and competitive pricing. We are currently preparing for other projects already under contract.”

PEAT’s PTDR “single stage” plasma-thermal process transforms hazardous waste through molecular dissociation at 1,500°C (2,732°F) into recoverable, non-toxic end-products,  synthetic gas and heat (sources for energy recovery), metals, and a vitrified glass matrix. Emissions are below the most stringent environmental standards.

PTDR systems are in operation in California, Taiwan, and China. For more information and to watch a video of operations, please click here.

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