ThermGen® Initial Heat Remediation Process

ThermGen™ Scalable Waste Destruction

  • Emission Compliant Pyrolysis by CoreTech Environmental
  • CoreTech Environmental’s new ThermGen Scalable Waste Destruction Units, for treating Added Value Waste requiring complete destruction using a pioneering pyrolysis unit combined with approved emissions treatment technologies are now available for on site installation.
  • Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. It involves the simultaneous change of chemical composition and physical phase, and is irreversible. The word is coined from the Greek-derived elements pyro “fire” and lysis “separating”
  • Pyrolysis differs from incineration by its intended and designed lack of oxygen.
  • Oxygen is prevalent in incinerators, and one reason they are being banned in many countries due to the reactions of materials inside the incinerator with the allowed oxygen at high temperatures.
  • Gasification is a process that converts organic or fossil fuel based carbonaceous materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide. This is achieved by reacting the material at high temperatures (>700 °C), without combustion, with a controlled amount of oxygen and/or steam.The controlled amount of oxygen is not required in ThermGen’s pyrolytic process as the intention is to fully destroy the waste and not use it as a source of gasification feedstock. This reduces the amount of emissions as a result of the no added oxygen the ThermGen design uses in it’s pyrolysis process.

Design Philosophy

Converting any type of waste to energy is based on two distinct steps; the first utilizes a heating process to change the solid waste into a combustible gas (syngas), followed by the second step which takes the combustible gas, cleans it to varying degrees or not at all, and uses the energy value of the gas to:

  • Combust in kilns
  • Combust in boilers to make steam
  • Combust in internal combustion engines
  • Catalytically produce liquid fuels, chemicals, and other products

There are three basic processes used in the first step of creating the syngas, with the key distinction being the amount of air added to the reactor.

Gasification processes involve the reaction of carbonaceous feedstock with air or other oxygen-containing reagent, generally at temperatures in excess of 800°C. It involves the partial oxidation of a substance which implies that oxygen is added but the amounts are not sufficient to allow the fuel to be completely oxidized and full combustion to occur.

The selection of a gasification method is based on overall volume of waste to be processed, capex constraints, and operational complexity. Additional factors also include available fuel quality, consistency, and gas quality requirements.

CAPEX is project based with financing and co-venturing options using a Build Own Operate option.

System: Downdraft / Collinear Auger Design
Estimated Throughput: .5 – 1  ton/h
Electricity Generating Capacity: .5 – 1 MW per unit
Projected CAPEX: Project Based
Basic Heating System: Gas
Physical Size: Small Footprint
Operating Complexity: Low
  • Low – (2 shifts/day)
  • Moderate – 24/7