Development of HTCW Gasification Technology

Copula Furnace Diagram

HTCW Reactor Diagram

Waste is an ever growing problem in today’s society. In the future there will be more of it, containing more toxins than today. Land filling is not a solution.

Incineration has many disadvantages; many gasification processes have their limitations.

In 1997 the goal of our research was to find a solution for the waste problem that would not pollute the environment, would make use of waste as a raw material and would give a simple and effective solution for hazardous wastes.

The Cupola Furnace Technology, which has been in use for more than 200 years in the metallurgy for the production of cast iron, was the base of the development of the HTCW gasification technology.

During years of development work by the KBI Group, the principle has been revised and adapted to the field of waste treatment, then painstakingly researched and developed. The essence of this patented technology is a high-temperature gasification reactor that works as a non-pressurized shaft-reactor on the principle of direct current with a packed bed of feed materials (waste) and additional materials. HTCW Reference Plant .... >>>

The basic characteristics

  • Environmentally responsible process
  • The shaft furnace principle with initial controlled pyrolysis
  • The use of technical oxygen
  • The subsequent feeding of the shaft gases into the high-temperature area for conversion of the pyrolylised waste
  • Gasification in a high-temperature area between 1500 - 2500°Celsius
  • High efficiency conversion of all organic components into a clean fuel-quality synthesis gas and conversion to either electrical energy and / or heat, steam, methanol, diesel or gasoline
  • Close to 100% conversion of input material into value products under avoidance of almost all environmental impact

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