Autoclave - Drummed Waste Treatment

  • Drummed waste (debris, sludges, or cemented waste) is electrically heated in a drum pyrolyzer.
    • Organics are volatilized
    • Reactive metals are converted to oxides or carbonate
  • The drummed waste is converted into a dry, inert inorganic material
  • The input waste volume is reduced 20% to 90%
  • The off-gas from the pyrolyzer is processed in a steam reformer
    • Volatilized hydrocarbons are converted into CO2 and water vapor
    • The stack off-gas meets MACT requirements
  • The process generates no liquid effluent