Thermochemical processing is the use of heat to promote chemical transformations of biomass into energy and chemical products. This is the down cycling of organic compounds. This in contrast to fossil fuels, thermochemical platforms have significant environmental advantages. In the world that we live in, we need to recover resources from non-conventional sources, so that we can ease the energy crisis and slow down environmental degradation. This will also help reduce the percentage of land-filled waste.
There are different thermo-chemical conversion routs. These aredependant of the type and quality of waste feedstock, the desired form of energy and several other standards that need to be met. Thermochemical processing can easily be seen as the simplest to adapt to current energy infrastructures and to tackle the inherent diversity in some pieces of waste. The first is combustion with is associated with the creation of carbon oxides and other organic compounds. This method isn’t the most efficient when it comes to producing energy that creates less pollution. The second is gasification which involves partial oxidation. Lastly, there is pyrolysis which involves thermal degradation without the use of oxygen. This process yet still under development leads to the production of energy-dense products that can be used in several applications.
Thermochemical processes transform biomass into synthesis gas or oil. The conversion is highly complex and uses several components and operating conditions one would typically see in petroleum refining. This form of refinery although still in its early stages of development can greatly impact different environments and communities.
Degreasing is the process of removing grease or oil from different platforms and surfaces. The goal is to degrease a variety of components and areas without using a large number of resources. Several degreasing platforms use water, chemicals and intensive labour to degrease. The problem with water degreasing platforms is that they tent to leave dampness inside the components being degreased. This is where waterless degreasing platforms are the most beneficial.
Vapour degreasing is a waterless degreasing platform. It is a no-touch method, the degreaser is vaporized within the vapour chamber and condensates on the parts that need to be cleaned. This vapour then drips from the surface releasing the grease and removing it along with any other residues with it. Some platforms have additional chambers where a solvent is sprayed to speed up the degreasing process and to clean the area after the degreasing process.
Waterless degreasing platforms have several benefits. Firstly this method of degreasing is less time consuming and requires less effort to degrease the components as it offers the most ideal solution for cleaning electronic parts. Secondly, vapour degreasers offer a greater level of degreasing than traditional means of degreasing. The vapour can easily coat all hard to reach places and tight creases. This means that it offers an optimal clean and finish. The process is simple as the boiling solution acts to dissolve the contaminants and remove them by dripping it off from the part.
Absorbents platforms are materials that will keep your workplace clean and safe. There are numerous types of absorbent platforms and it depends on the spill or mess that needs to be handled that will determine your choice of absorbent. They also come in various forms such as absorbent socks and pillows, spill mats and pads, industrial rugs and reusable absorbents.
Proper management of industrial waste is crucial to protect the natural environment and human health. One large, potentially hazardous waste stream is used automotive lubricating oil. Waste oil is potentially harmful to the environment that a litre of used oil is enough to contaminate one million litres of water.
There are many different types of water waste including bath water, shower water, rainwater and more. People often allow this water to run down the drain – or, in the case of rainwater, directly into the sewers – without thinking twice. However, the smarter thing to do would be to recycle this water therefore decreasing your overall water use. Here are a few ways to recycle water at home and at the office:
Even after a vigorous hazardous waste reduction program, there will still be large quantities of hazardous wastes requiring treatment and disposal. The treatment solutions have been categorized as physical, chemical, biological and thermal.
Waste-water recycling helps clients optimize water costs and minimize their environmental footprint. With cutting edge technologies and proven expertise across SA’s most important waste-water recycling plants, Oil Separation Solutions company treats even the dirtiest of waste water and industrial effluent to potable and ultra-pure standards with customized waste water recycling solutions. more…
These are designed to separate non-emulsified light liquids or low-water-soluble fluids with specific gravity below 0.95 such as gasoline, diesel, heating or mineral oils, etc. The separated oil is automatically removed from the water surface and collected in an internal or external oil recipient. more…
Oil Separations Solutions is passionate about providing definitive services in hazardous waste management. As we uphold the highest standards of compliances in hazardous waste management, we are licensed by the South African government to transport, store and process hazardous waste.
The removal of waste in a sustainable manner is critical to the safety of humans and the environment as a whole.
Thousands of companies dispose of tons of hazardous waste on a daily basis, and sadly much of this waste is not dealt with properly, and can have detrimental effects. If left unconstrained, hazardous waste can leave a huge and damaging footprint on our ecosystems.