Waste treatment facility planned for India
PEAT International, Inc., (PEAT) has commissioned its
first plasma thermal destruction and recovery (PTDR-100) system located
at the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation near the Jayaben Modi
Hospital in Ankleshwar, India.
The 60 kilogram-per-hour (130 lb/hr) PTDR-100 system, developed to treat
biomedical waste and other industrial/universal waste streams, represents
a permanent, fully self-contained platform for hospitals and industrial
PEAT’s environmentally clean process utilizes plasma torches to convert
waste into a synthetic gas, comprised mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen,
which is a valuable source of alternative energy and can be used for
electricity and/or hot water generation and other useful end-products.
The PTDR-100 system comes equipped with a 100-kW plasma heating system.
Throughout February and March, PEAT successfully processed a combination
of waste streams (individually and co-mingled), including biomedical
wastes, dye intermediates, various pharmaceutical industry wastes, distillation
bottoms and municipal wastes over a continuous period. This completes
the commissioning validation tests and collects operational data that
will be valuable assets for obtaining any and all future regulatory approvals.
The PTDR technology has received numerous approvals from various regulatory
agencies throughout the world, including it being listed as an approved
Alternative Medical Waste Treatment Technology by the California Department
of Public Health and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.