Partnership based establishment of Hotzone Solutions answer for waste management – Mobile Hazardous Material Treatment Unit MHMTU, a plasma technology-based waste disposal unit. The MHMTU can treat almost any kind of waste, including some traditionally difficult waste materials. It can treat – inter alia – medical waste or chemically contaminated waste and leave nothing but gases and slag.
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Hotzone Solutions has a solution for you to cope with your waste problem- our Mobile Hazardous Material Treatment Unit MHMTU, a plasma technology-based waste disposal unit.
Toxic waste is a serious problem for many countries, worldwide. Until the middle of 1980s waste combustion was widely considered to be the basic method of environmental protection. As a result, the industry of incineration plants and various installations was born. These traditional combustion furnaces lead to further atmospheric pollution with waste such as heavy metals containing ash, soot, sulphur and nitrogen oxides, chlorine compounds and dioxins. This has triggered the search for alternative technologies requiring less costly purification systems – plasma technology.
A plasma waste converter is a plasma torch applied to toxic waste. A plasma torch uses a gas and powerful electrodes to create plasma, sometimes called the fourth state of matter. The plasma gas heats up by converting electricity into heat. Temperatures in excess of 5000°C can thus be created. Such high temperatures normally lead to complete destruction of all known organic and many inorganic hazardous waste compounds to atoms and the simplest molecules. At this temperature toxic waste does NOT stand a chance.
Molecules break down in a process called molecular dissociation. Organic molecules (those that are carbon-based) become volatilised, or turn into gases. Inorganic compounds melt down and become vitrified, or converted into a hard, glassy substance similar in appearance and weight to obsidian. Metals melt down as well, combining with the rest of the inorganic matter (called slag). Unlike incinerators, which use combustion to break down garbage, there is no burning, or oxidation, in this process. The heat from plasma converters causes pyrolysis, a process in which organic matter breaks down and decomposes. Plasma torches can operate in airtight vessels. Combustion requires oxidisation; pyrolysis does not.
The main benefits of plasma technologies compared to traditional furnaces can be summarised as:
- significant waste destruction with the simultaneous decrease of the exhaust gas volume
- much higher degree of control of the process
- much lower weight and dimensions of the reactor and the whole installation
- easy and less costly maintenance
- higher safety
The Hotzone Solutions MHMTU has taken all these advantages to a next level delivering the mobile, operationally independent solution. The MHMTU can treat almost any kind of waste, including some traditionally difficult waste materials. It can treat – inter alia – medical waste or chemically contaminated waste and leave nothing but gases and slag. Because it breaks down these dangerous wastes into their basic elements, they can be disposed of safely.
The MHMTU has been configured and optimised for the destruction and conversion of:
- Solid and/or liquid waste
- Chemical waste, including PCBs, mineral oils, plastics, heavy metals, asbestos, pesticides, highly toxic chemicals such as chemical warfare agents (CWA), Toxic Industrial Materials (TIM) etc.
- Medical waste
- Radioactive waste
- Industrial sludge
MHMTU products at the end of the destruction cycle are:
- Waste gases burned and cooled in a special afterburning chamber by feeding additional air;
- Before release, the gas is purified by combination of scrubber;
- Solid waste material – like slag – is discharged.
The MHMTU offers you mobile solutions for hazardous waste treatment.
Our mobile system MHMTU is modular and compact: It can be delivered in parts/modules which, completely assembled, fit into a 20 feet general purpose shipping container. The plant can be mounted on a mobile platform and transported for use at the waste collection point.
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