Waste Management Technology
Globally patented technology that will put an end to fuel poverty, a significant reduction in carbon and substantial savings for local government.
With the entire waste industry under pressure to reduce costs and the recent changes in the recycling markets, now is the ideal time to look at turning the global waste problem into an effective energy solution. The HERU can process all domestically generated material, excluding glass and metals. The machine has been thoroughly tested with a wide range of materials and the output results analysed to ensure the process is entirely clean and safe.
How it works
The new, patented HERU chamber is where the pyrolysis process begins. Historically, this has been a problem area for the technology, as the heat generated in the chamber is not consistent enough to process the material effectively, leading to materials that do not pyrolysise. The breakthrough, engineered by the team and Brunel University, uses heat pipe technology to distribute an even heat temperature everywhere within the chamber. This means that the energy required to heat the chamber is dramatically reduced and much more controllable – as with an even temperature, we can pyrolysise at 300 degrees Celsius, rather than the higher temperatures required by other chambers. This development makes the HERU pyrolysis chamber the most effective ever developed.
Once the pyrolysis process is complete, the internal chamber moves away from the heat pipes, oxygen is then introduced into the chamber to ignite the char compound. The exhaust gasses then pass through a heat exchanger unit, before a gas filtration cleans the exhaust prior to being vented to the atmosphere.
The HERU chamber and controllable technology is also designed so that it can be scaled up for commercial applications without any loss of heat efficiency and it can also be used in cooling applications such as food production. The scope and possibilities for the chamber alone are endless.
Although the chamber technology is an integral piece of the HERU, it is recognised that it has far-reaching application possibilities; either within existing pyrolysis technologies or new concepts.
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