As the forerunner for our game-changing PRRS waste-to-energy technology, the Plasma Arc Gasification and Vitrification (PAGV) system eliminates future legacy issues for operators of incinerators with a simple process for inerting their grate and fly ash and turning it into a useful construction material. Municipalities, along with managers of incineration operations for industrial, hazardous, biomedical, and animal (slaughterhouse) waste, all can profit from the PAGV by turning their otherwise hazardous ash into a vitrified slag, a glassy, non-toxic, non-leaching material which can be used in wide-ranging applications as aggregate asphalt and flooring, as a partial replacement for cement in concrete, and even as jewelry. Asbestos waste from decommissioning operations is also an excellent use for the technology.
Features & Benefits of the PAGV include:
- Available in capacities ranging from 1 to 250 metric tons per day per module
- Processes grate ash and fly ash generated from a wide variety of waste combustion processses (MSW, hazardous, biomedical, etc.), as well as other inorganic waste streams such as asbestos from decommissioning and site clean-up operations
- No liabilities from improper ash or asbestos disposal
- Reliable, easy-to-operate and maintain with minimal manpower requirements
Using our unique furnace design, this proprietary arc plasma technology used graphite electrodes and an electrical current to create arcs between the electrodes and the melt. This generates an extreme temperature environment (> 1600oC). The feed waste (ash, asbestos) is then transformed into a glassy slag which when removed from the reactor and cooled, is inert and non-toxic. This slag has been demonstrated to be effective as a building material for construction.