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.