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System Applications

Hydrocarbon Waste Recycling, Tyre Recycling, Waste Oil Recycling, Oil Refinery Cutter Stock, eWaste Recycling, Municipal Solid Waste recycling, Medical Waste recycling. Main product purpose is to provide energy in the form of oil or gas, with high quality byproducts of Carbon Black, Scrap Metal & Glass.– A 5 year development cycle and 12 months of trial production has been completed with the current status as follows:

  • A fully closed loop design with no environmental impact. Current EIA to test against EU emission standards
  • A fully commissioned CAPEX of +-US$ 0,05 per liter produced
  • No chemical cleaning requirements & long service intervals
  • No chemical catalyst required for carbon link separation and its (Gas to Liquid) GTL process reducing production cost to less than US$ 0,08 per liter (Excluding Feedstock)
  • An operating footprint of less than 11000 Sq Foot (+-1000 Square Meters)
  • A design with consistent results over multiple waste streams and waste stream blends such as Tyres, e-Waste, Medical Waste, general household waste
  • Use of the equipment reduces Landfill Airspace by 97% resulting in increased life of existing landfill sites for Waste Management companies
  • Produces consistent high quality Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) such as Furnace Oils and Diesel from multiple hydro carbon waste streams, on European RDF Standard.

Industry Applications


PUBLIC SECTOR LANDFILL

There is a growing international focus on reducing landfill with many countries around the world implementing Zero Waste to Landfill strategies. Governments and businesses have made the reduction of waste to landfill a priority.
The GrahamTek Waste to Energy technology offers a solution to support these Zero Waste to Landfill strategies, and prevents most hydrocarbon plastic and rubber based waste streams from going to landfill. Our technology reduces volumetric landfill mass by up to 97%  which reduce the cost of sending waste to landfills, the costs of managing landfills as well as limiting the need for new landfills.
The EU Commission on Waste Management has presented legislative proposals for higher recycling rates. The goal is to recycle at least 70% of municipal waste by 2030, while the packaging industry required to achieve 80% reduction. Currently on average 40% of waste is recycled in the European Union.

 

WASTE TYRES

Waste Tyres are bulky, and 75% of the space a tyre occupies is void, so that the landfilling of scrap tyres has several difficulties:

  • Whole tyre landfilling requires a large amount of space.
  • Tyres tend to float or rise in a landfill and come to the surface.
  • The void space provides potential sites for the harboring of rodents.

 

Shredding the tyre eliminates the above problems but requires high processing costs.
Because of the above difficulties and the resulting high costs, tyre stockpiles remain a difficult waste stream globally. Waste tyre stockpiles have large potential associated risks these are; Health Risk (due to Rodents, mosquitos), Fire Hazards (difficult to ignite but equally difficult to extinguish once burning). The GrahamTek Waste-to-Energy system can be installed near existing tyre stockpiles and provide a means to process the existing stock pile and new waste tyres delivered to the stockpile.

 

MARINE ECO CLEAN-UPS

The ocean remains one of the most expansive, mysterious and diverse places on Earth. Unfortunately, it is being threatened by pollution from people on land and from natural causes. Marine life is dying, and as a result the whole oceanic ecosystem is threatened simply by various sources of pollution. If we are to preserve ocean and its natural beauty, drastic measures have to be taken to combat this pollution and keep what we hold most dear.
Plastic is the most common element that is found in the ocean. It is harmful for the environment as it does not get break down easily and is often considered as food by marine animals.
There is an island of garbage twice the size of Texas inside the Pacific Ocean: the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California is the largest oceanic garbage site in the entire world. There, the number of floating plastic pieces outnumbers total marine life six to one in the immediate vicinity.
The GrahamTek system design enables it to be ship based and can be used on the ocean as a mega waste recovery unit to remove these plastics from the ocean while generating Fuel Oils

 

PRIVATE SECTOR LANDFILL

Private Sector landfill owners make money from operating landfills and starring waste in a landfill airspace. With growing urbanisation landfill space either needs to be increased or existing landfill space needs to be optimised. The GrahamTek Waste-to-Energy system allows for landfill owners to increase their revenues by “doubling-up” on gate fees charged for landfill waste while using the GrahamTek Waste-to-Energy system to produce Fuel Oils or Electricity from the waste streams already received at the site. This has a compounding effect for landfill owners as it reduces the Operating Expense for landfill and extends the airspace life of the landfill as only 5% or less of the waste stream is eventually landfilled.


SCRAP PLASTIC AND E -WASTE
Bulk plastics from vehicle scrap recycling, household and industrial appliance disposal as well as old computers and office equipment take up a large volume of landfill space. The GrahamTek technology can process these waste streams with up a 95% reduction in landfill space and with waste to fuel yields in excess of 63%.


MEDICAL WASTE
The GrahamTek technology is uniquely qualified to dispose of medical hydrocarbon waste (excluding anatomical waste). The typical medical waste stream consisting of sharps and surgical material can be processed directly in the system as the elevated temperature of the system is sufficient to kill pathogens. In development testing this waste stream resulted in some of the highest yield for fuel oils, with additional byproducts such as steel and glass.




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June 2017

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