Pyro-Kat Environmental Technology
Based on previous great cooperative work, Pragmatec and one of the leading environmental technology developers, Pyro-Kat (Krakau / Poland), founded a joint subsidiary named Pragmatec & Pyro-Kat Environmental Technologies GmbH in Vienna in August 2017. It is now able to offer the best environmental technical solutions in a very broad application within an objective international comparison.
The innovative and patented Pyro-Kat technology, based on 40 years of research and development by Prof. Zygmunt Wysocki and his team, offers both technically and economically most effective solutions in the treatment and disposal of various municipal and industrial waste.
The approved and multiple award-winning process is a low-temperature pyro-catalysis in combination with a catalytic-adsorptive after treatment of post-pyrolytic gases and thermal energy recovery. Due to the absence of classical combustion (pyrolysis), no dangerous and polluting by-products such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), dioxins, furans, CO, methane and others are created.
The outstanding advantages compared to all methods currently offered on the market can be summarized as follows.
|Dumping||• Quantity is irrelevant|
• Relatively cheap
|• Increasingly stringent regulations and legislations in general and especially regarding high calorific, fluid and hazardous waste|
• Increasing costs due to rising environmental fees, monitoring, landfill reclamation and renaturalization
|Alternative fuels production||• Possibility of neutralization of a wide range of waste as long as it has high calorific value, low moisture, chloride, sulphur and ash content.|
• Relatively cost-effective
|Very limited neutralization of liquid and semi liquid waste, no possibility of managing waste which:|
-is mainly metalliferous sludge
-has low calorific value and high moisture, ash, chloride and/or sulphur content
|Waste incineration||• Possibility of neutralization of a wide range of waste as long as it has high calorific value, low moisture, chloride, sulphur and ash content.|
• Possibility of neutralization of biohazard waste.
|• Restrictions concerning size and packing of waste. Waste impossible to incinerate: low calorific value waste, metalliferous, liquid, waste with high moisture, ash, chloride and/or sulphur content, concentrated acids and alkalis.|
• This methods is very expensive because of significant energy consumption and the necessity of using expensive monitoring devices.
|Solidification||Possibility of neutralization of some groups of waste, e.g. these containing heavy metals or a lot of ashes, metalliferous or of low calorific value. Final product of the process – neutral material which can be used in road engineering.||Solidification of the following types of waste is impossible: liquid, semi-liquid, solid contaminated by oil, biohazard.|
|Neutralization||• Possibility of effective neutralization of liquid waste. |
• Cost effective method.
|Neutralization of solid and semi-solid waste is impossible.|
|Mineralization by quasi –pyrolytic method||• Possibility of neutralization of all waste: solid, semi-solid, liquid and organic independently of their calorific value, size, moisture content; toxic, oil, ash compound content.|
• Final product is an inert mineral.
• Low energy-consumption
• Recovery of thermal and electric energy produced in the process - renewable energy.
• This method is the most cost-effective one when compared to the techniques mentioned above.
• The degree of post-reaction gasses purification: 50% of the E.U. and Polish emission standards
• CO2 emission is 20 times smaller than emission from an incineration plant.
|Utilization of inorganic waste is impossible.|
Video: Pyrokat – Installation for the mineralization od waste