Benefits - Benefits for Other Industries
Plasma gasification is advantageous for any company that has to dispose of difficult wastes and wants to improve both environmental and business performance. Here are just a few examples:
- In the petrochemical industry, many hazardous wastes are produced, as well as some products that have low commercial value. (For example, bitumen bottoms.) Plasma gasification can not only handle all the wastes produced in the petrochemical industry, it can also be used for converting low value commodities into useful feedstock for the production of high value products.
- In the pharmaceutical industry, large volumes of hazardous solvent waste are produced. By using plasma gasification for disposal, not only is complete destruction guaranteed, but the plasma converted gas can be used for on site power and heat production.
- In the electronics industry, many manufacturers are now being held responsible for the end disposal of their products. Where recycling is impossible, plasma gasification allows safe disposal with maximum recovery of valuable materials such as gold, silver and copper.
- In the mining industry, waste products contaminated with heavy metals are a problem. Plasma gasification can turn these wastes into safe non-toxic materials.