|Project Name||SPARC for Refrigerant Destruction|
|Customer||Recyclage EcoSolution (RES)|
|Location||Laval, Quebec, CANADA|
|Products/Services||SPARC, SPT Plasma Torch, Engineering Services, Reactors|
|Capacity||50 kg/h (based on R12)|
|Feed||R11, R12, R134a, R141|
|Pyrogenesis Role||Turnkey supplier of complete SPARC System, including supervision of commissioning and start-up, supported permitting|
|Other stakeholders||National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), Technoclimat, Corposana Capital, City of Laval, MDDEFP|
PyroGenesis delivered and started up the company’s first commercial scale SPARC unit at RES, a Canadian refrigerator recycler. Using licensed technology, RES captures refrigerant from both the compressor and the insulating foam of the refrigerators, and as such, were seeking a more cost-effective means of destroying these chemicals versus third-party hazardous waste incineration.
The SPARC was delivered by the team on schedule, within budget, and was shown at full capacity to destroy R12 at an efficiency of over 99.99999% (i.e. 7 “9s”), to the best of our knowledge, a World’s first. The system has also been shown to substantially reduce the company’s operating costs for refrigerant waste management.