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Understanding Thermal Desorption And Treatment

Understanding Thermal Desorption And Treatment

Thermal desorption and treatment are effective technologies widely adopted in various industries to treat contaminated soils, sediments, and waste materials. A-Thermal Retort Technologies provides solutions in the thermal treatment space that are energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and effective.

Thermal desorption and treatment use heat to remove contaminants from soil, sediment, or other materials. The process treats materials contaminated with hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and other hazardous substances. It involves heating the contaminated material to a temperature that will volatilise the contaminants, allowing them to be separated from the material.

Furthermore, thermal desorption and treatment are effective for contaminated soils and sediments because they can remove a wide range of contaminants, including those that are difficult to treat using other methods. Additionally, thermal desorption can be used to treat materials with a high level of contamination, which can be challenging to treat using different methods.

One of the benefits of thermal desorption and treatment is that it can be used to recover valuable resources from waste materials. For example, thermal desorption can be used to recover oil from oil-contaminated soil, allowing the oil to be reused or recycled. This can result in significant cost savings and environmental benefits.

A-Thermal Retort Technologies offers a range of thermal desorption and treatment solutions, including rotary kilns, thermal screw processors, and fluidised bed reactors. These systems use different mechanisms to heat the contaminated materials, allowing A-Thermal Retort Technologies to provide solutions tailored to their clients’ specific needs.

Rotary kilns are popular for thermal desorption and treatment because they can treat various materials. These systems use a rotating drum to heat the material, allowing the contaminants to be removed through volatilisation. The system can be designed to operate at different temperatures and at varying residence times to optimise the treatment process.

One of the critical advantages of A-Thermal Retort Technologies’ thermal desorption and treatment solutions is that they are energy-efficient.

Thermal screw processors are another option for thermal desorption and treatment. These systems use a rotating screw to move the material through a heated chamber. As the material moves through the chamber, the contaminants are removed through volatilisation. These systems can be designed to operate at different temperatures and with different residence times, allowing them to be tailored to the client’s specific needs.

Fluidised bed reactors are a third option for thermal desorption and treatment. These systems use a bed of material, such as sand or ceramic beads, to heat the contaminated material. The bed is fluidised by a gas stream, allowing the material to be heated evenly. As the material is heated, the contaminants are removed through volatilisation. These systems often treat waste materials such as sludge and ash.

One of the critical advantages of A-Thermal Retort Technologies’ thermal desorption and treatment solutions is that they are energy-efficient. Our systems are designed to use the minimum energy required to achieve the desired treatment results. This can result in significant cost savings for clients.

Additionally, A-Thermal Retort Technologies’ systems are environmentally friendly. They are designed to minimise the emission of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Furthermore, they minimise the generation of waste materials, reducing the amount of material necessary to be disposed of in landfills.

Contact A-Thermal Retort Technologies for details

A-Thermal is an expert in thermal desorption and treatment. If you want to know more, be sure to contact a representative today or continue browsing our website for additional information about our services.

1 Comment
  • Stephen Cash
    November 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Green innovation is critical

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