PEAT Commissions Plasma-Based Waste Remediation System

Published 4-24-2008

PEAT International successfully commissioned the PDTR-100, a Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery system, in April of 2008. The system is located at the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation near the Jayaben Modi Hospital in Ankleshwar, India. The 60-kilogram-per-hour (130 lb/hr) PDTR-100, developed to primarily treat biomedical waste and other industrial/universal waste streams, is a permanent, fully self-contained water treatment system for hospitals and industrial facilities. Using its proprietary PTDR technology, PEAT's environmentally clean process utilizes plasma torches to convert waste into a synthetic gas, comprised mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which can be used for electricity and/or hot water generation. The entire system, which comes equipped with a 100-kW plasma heating system, can generally be operated by just one control-panel operator. It occupies just 50 square meters (under 550 square feet), sitting on two skids and standing just 4.5 meters (under 15 feet) high. There is no secondary pollution, just usable end-products generated, eliminating the need for landfill disposal and/or further processing. Using a PTDR-100 system allows waste generators to minimize liability issues associated with the transportation of waste streams, as well as potentially generating carbon credits. Wastes processed through a PTDR-100 system typically see high volume (over 200 to 1) and weight (over 10 to 1) reductions in conjunction with a high destruction and removal efficiency of organic materials (greater than 99.9999%). The PTDR technology has received numerous approvals from various regulatory agencies throughout the world and is listed as an approved Alternative Medical Waste Treatment Technology by the California Department of Public Health and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Founded in 2001, PEAT International is based in Northbrook, Ill. For more information, visit www.peat.com.