|SPARC for Refrigerant Destruction
|Recyclage EcoSolution (RES)
|Laval, Quebec, CANADA
|SPARC, SPT Plasma Torch, Engineering Services, Reactors
|50 kg/h (based on R12)
|R11, R12, R134a, R141
|Turnkey supplier of complete SPARC System, including supervision of commissioning and start-up, supported permitting
|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.