Infralux would like to present an innovative patented solution for disposal of communal waste, which is based on the technology of -CATALYTIC MINERALIZATION- low temperature mineralization and combustion with catalytic purification of reactive gasses with the recoverability of heat and electricity.
The technology is based on anaerobic thermal utilization.
The Technology falls under the category of BAT (Best available technology) according to directive 96/61 EC.
Due to the low temperature process which does not go over 520 °C, and is done without a flame and it does not produce dangerous substances such as NO2, dioxides, furides, CO, methane and other.
- The low temperature of the process prevents the release of harmful gasses
- Waste volume is reduced by 80-90% which reduces the need to use landfills
- No harmful emissions, only CO2 and steam
- Low running and energy costs
- Ability to recover precious elements and metals
- Efficient creation of heat and energy during the process
The technological process can be simplified as follows:
The result of the technological process is: the reduction of volume of municipal waste to 1% – 20% of the original volume depending on composition of waste, complete drainage of waste, complete elimination of odours, and the waste disposal of all viruses and bacteria.
The technology is available in various capacities from 3-100 tones a day, the machines can be combined to increase their capacities.
Prof. Zygmunt Wysocki is the inventor of the technology and the patent holder, he has over 230 installations worldwide.
List of patents: http://infralux.sk/prilohy/patenty.pdf
List of installations: http://infralux.sk/prilohy/instalacie.pdf
Technology was evaluated by various independent experts.
Evaluations can be found: http://infralux.sk/prilohy/hodnotenia.pdf
The mineral powder does not contain any harmful substances and can be stored in a normal landfill or as filler in cement, support material for roads, construction and similar. Other by-products of the process are water and CO2. Metal, glass, and other materials that do not decay will be later separated for further recycling.
Comparison with available technologies
|Input segregation of materials||Yes||Yes||No|
|Disposal of dangerous waster||Only after demanding changes||Only after demanding changes||Yes|
|Formation of dioxins||Yes||Yes (Reverse synthesis)||No|
|Energy consumption||High||Very high||Low|
|Recovery of recycling material||After demanding segregation||After demanding segregation||Simple after the process|
|Recovery of recycling material from process gasses||Impossible||Impossible||Simple, based on contained elements|
|Emission cleanliness||Only after installing additional equipment||Only after installing additional equipment||Very high, only CO2 and steam|
|Recovery of heat and electrical energy||Yes, after installing an additional unit and a generator||Yes, after installing an additional unit and a generator||Yes, generators are part of the equipment|
|Possibilities of processing different types of waste||Limited||Limited||Almost unlimited|
|Construction difficulties||High||Very high||Low|
|Demands of built up area||High based on the need for storage and segregation||High based on the need for storage and segregation||Manual manipulation of built up area|