Technology
Plasmafication™
Our proprietary thermal process known as Plasmafication™ uses high temperature ionized gas, commonly referred to as an electromagnetic plasma field, to demolecularize matter at an atomic level by stripping molecules of their electrons through the use of a plasma arc. It should be noted that this process is not incineration since combustion (i.e. the essence of incineration) does not occur under the endothermic conditions inside a plasma field.
There is simply no combustion.
The process instead occurs in an oxygen-deprived vacuum chamber. Hence, without oxygen, the combustion of a particulate material cannot occur. Instead, a thermal cracking of the molecules ensues which converts the feedstock into a gaseous or ionized state in a fraction of a second inside the plasma-based isothermal chamber. Molecules are immediately separated into their elemental states, going from a solid or liquid directly into a gaseous form without the chemical burning process ever taking place. Additionally, the most common gaseous byproducts of the Plasmafication™ process (hydrogen and carbon monoxide) are different from the common gaseous products of combustion (carbon dioxide).

The Plasmafication™ process prevents the production of dioxins and furans via the absence of an oxygenate isothermal atmosphere and the high endothermic temperatures (5,000°F to over 25,000°F) in the plasma arc chamber. Moreover, the endothermic conditions along with the management of the off-gas system limits the recombination of undesired molecules from forming. For instance, instead an ambient recombination of the toxic molecule chlorine, the process converts the elemental affinity into compound hydrogen chloride, which is safely captured in the off-gas scrubber system. Furthermore, materials processed in atmospherically controlled plasma reactors have consistently tested below the hazardous emission standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the leachability requirements in the treatment of chemical and biological waste streams (see further at EPA website, www.epa.gov).