AJAX, Ontario (July 22, 2011) — Environmental Waste International Inc. (EWS) recently completed what it's calling “a major milestone” at its TR900 Pilot Plant for processing scrap tires.
The test of the TR900 resulted in the processing of 20 tires and “fully met EWS' expectations” while demonstrating the technical viability of a production-scaled TR900 system, the Ajax-based company claimed.
EWS said the TR900 was able to process tires and separate the majority of the steel, recycled carbon, oil and hydrocarbon gases. “The goal of this first processing was to validate the system's design and the EWS Reverse Polymerization(TM) process. This goal was achieved,” the company stated.
EWS is testing samples of the recovered products to analyze their composition, to determine the efficiency of the separation process and to identify future improvements to the system. The company said it is “continuing to work on system programming and adjustments as it moves towards the next production milestone of using the tire gas to fuel the power generation system. EWS is also focused on completing the work required to allow for continuous operation of the TR900 for extended periods of time.”
In addition to the TR900 system, EWS said it has designed processors for the environmentally safe sterilization and disposal of medical, biological, liquid and food waste and for the recovery of usable byproducts from other organic sources.