Ontario company finds way to deal with tires, medical waste
February 7, 2003
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
EcoLog Weekly reports that a company in Ajax, Ontario, west of Toronto, has developed a process to break down scrap...
EcoLog Weekly reports that a company in Ajax, Ontario, west of Toronto, has developed a process to break down scrap tires at the rate of 3,000 a day. Environmental Waste International is to construct its first commercial-scale plant in the U.K. over the next 18 months.
The reverse polymerization tire processing unit TR3000 breaks down each tire into approximately 7.5 pounds of carbon black and two pounds of steel. The remaining tire byproducts which are oil and hydrocarbon gases can be used as fuel to generate electricity for use in the tire break-up process.
The same company has also developed technology for treating and disinfecting medical waste using microwave technology. Its MD-1000 process recently received a favourable technology assessment review by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.