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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a "a global clean energy revolution – a revolution that makes energy available and affordable for all”, adding that this was essential for minimizing climate risks, reducing poverty, improving global health and meeting the Millennium Development Goals, for global economic growth, peace and security, and the health of the planet.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about our SHTO technology:

  • Is the proposed installation SHTO fully ready for use, or whether it needs to be further developed?

- The proposed installation SHTO is fully ready for use. Depending on the type of recyclables individually addressed the issues of preparation of reagent and the mass conversion of heat to heat and / or electrical energy.

  • What is the capacity of SHTO installations?

- One of the competitive advantages of our technology - is the ability to produce the installation of any capacity and size, depending on the needs of our customers: from small compact mobile installation to the vast scale of the municipal plant. Meantime, the most popular among the consumers are installations with the capacity of 1.5; 3; 5; 10 and 15 tons/per day.

  • Can be recycled all types of waste?

- The technology is possible to recycle all types of waste. When the hydrothermal treatment and disposal of solid waste for the preparation of a homogeneous aqueous slurry fed to the reactor is required to conduct pre-crushing to less than 500 microns;

  • How fast is the processing?

- Hydrothermal oxidation reactions occur between a few seconds to a minute depending on the particle size and composition of oxidizable substances.

  • How much energy is required (consumed) in the recycling process? (Compared to incineration)

- With plant capacity of 10 tons per day of water mixtures (solutions, emulsions, suspensions) for waste treatment and of highly toxic substances compressors and pumps installed will consume 0.75 - 1 MW of electricity, and the installation itself will generate steam and gas with the energy potential of 4,5 - 6 MW, which produces 0,1 - 0, 25 MW of electricity and up to 4 MW of thermal energy.

During the processing of organic waste technology SHTO cut energy costs by at least 50-60% compared with the technology of high-temperature combustion in air.

  • The service life of the installation SHTO.

- SHTO reactors require an annual audit to the possible replacement of the nozzle and the inner tube, costing no more than 2% of the cost of the reactor.

- Warranty period for the reactors - at least 5 years in terms of proper operation.

- The life of serial equipment - up to 10 years.

  • Are there any materials for the installation SHTO, something that needs to be changed regularly, such as filters or spare parts?

- Replacement filters air compressor in accordance with the rules of their operation.

  • What is the safety level of the technological process?

- Experimentally verified environmentally safe recycling and disposal of various waste and highly toxic substances. 

  • What are the operating costs? (For energy, labor, supplies, etc., etc..)

- For the initial heating of the reactor startup installation requires 0.3 - 0.4 MW of electricity for one hour. Further heat balance is maintained by the hydrothermal reaction of oxidation.

- Manage the installation SHTO is an automated system control and management under the control of the operator. If necessary, the preparation of recyclable waste in the additional equipment required for its maintenance staff. Total number of personnel in a shift does not exceed 3 persons;

- Maintenance of the installation during the period between the audits performed by the operator.

- If you have disposed of waste in the halogens, sulfur, phosphorus, and other acid-forming elements in the reactor must be submitted neutralizing component - Alkali.