- Pyrolosis is the thermal decomposition of the volatile components of an organic substance, in the temperature range of 400-1,400°F
(200-760°C), and in the absence of air or oxygen, forming syngas and/or liquids. An indirect source of heat is used. A mixture of
un-reacted carbon char (the non-volatile components) and ash remains as a residual. Burned toast is an example of pyrolysis.
- Gasification takes this to the next step. It occurs in a higher temperature range of 900-3,000°F (480-1,650°C) with very
little air or oxygen. In addition to the thermal decomposition of the volatile components of the substance, the non-volatile
carbon char that would remain from pyrolysis is converted to additional syngas. Steam may also be added to the gasifier
to convert the carbon to syngas. Gasification uses only a fraction of the oxygen that would be needed to burn the material.
Heat is supplied directly by partial oxidation of the carbon in the feedstock. Ash remains as a residual.
- Our “Waste to Energy” pyrolysis systems have a number of environmental benefits, including features such as a “closed
loop system”. The energy produced from the conversion of waste material, is fed back into our system and provides
power for our complete plant. Therefore once our plants have been started they are self powered. Secondly our
facilities are there are minimal outside resources needed to sustain the system. In fact, environmentally friendly ash,
which can be used in the construction industry, and steam, which can be used in nearby green house facilities, are
welcomed by-products of our environmentally friendly technology. Considering our extremely low levels of greenhouse
gas emissions, nearly zero, Our Waste to Energy facilities have a non-comparable, positive impact on the environment.
- Our WTE pyrolysis plants also have recycled water treatment system, so any water that is used in the plant is cleaned
regularly and also re-used. The plant therefore requires very little additional daily water and also disposes of only clean
water. This water is ideal for crops, animals even or use in boilers.