About Us

Our company grew exponentially over the past 20 years, establishing itself as a leading and only company in South Africa that has the capability to permanently remove halogenated organic waste, an environmentally-friendly alternative to the conventional methods of encapsulation or exportation abroad.

Contact Us

  • 011 316-1800 / 011 316-4999
  • sales@athermal.co.za
  • 28 Keramiek Street, Clayville; Olifantsfontein South Africa
Head Office: Clayville
28 Keramiek, Olifantsfontein, RSA
Contact: +27 87 551-1001
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What is Pyrolysis Technology?

Our unique Thermal Desorption Plant utilizes pyrolysis technology that is capable of achieving a 99.9999 % (six 9’s) destruction of all hazardous waste. Pyrolysis (also known as ‘retorting’) is the thermal treatment of a material without oxygen. At high temperature, organics and water are vapourised, leaving a carbon rich residue.

What happens to our Carbon Residue

Is tested by a ISO certified laboratory to ensure it is not hazardous in nature. It is then re-used as a low grade coal or AFR

What by-product is produced once the waste has been thermally treated?

We produce a carbonized residue by-product from the variable forms of hazardous waste that is processed at A-Thermal. This is no longer a waste and is now classified as an AFR The solid residue consists of carbon, inert, decontaminated materialfrom the kiln that is collected, stored and tested for the presence of organics, inorganics and heavy metals. The carbonized residue has similar properties to coal.

What do you do with the carbonized residue?

Our Zero to Landfill Waste Management Solution – Our company is also nearing the completion of an exciting project that will see us produce a carbonized residue by-product from the variable forms of hazardous waste that is processed at A-Thermal.  The carbonized residue has similar properties to coal and can be used as an alternative form of fuel, essentially making A-Thermal a Zero-Landfill Treatment Facility.

What happens to the emissions?

A-Thermal Retort Technologies operates under the following licenses:

  • Waste Management License (Reference: 12/9/11/L170/R1) – Department of Environmental Affairs;
  • Atmospheric Emission License –  Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (Environmental Resource Management Air Quality and Climate Change;
  • Gauteng Waste Information System (GWIS Registration Certificate GPF-00-011) – Gauteng Provincial Government.
  • Hazardous waste transport
  • Storage of hazardous waste

If You Have a Question

A-Thermal Retort Technologies provides a range of specialised industrial services which have been designed to provide you with a sustainable solution for correctly managing and disposing of hazardous waste.

With over 2 decades of experience and a highly skilled team of experts, our waste disposal and destruction solutions not only provide your facility with an invaluable service that ensures safety and compliance, but also works off a dedication to sustainably protecting the environment.

These offers come to you at highly affordable rates, all through solutions that have been ISO14001 certified since 2009.

  • Zero to Landfill Waste Management Solutions
  • Safe Destruction Treatment
  • Client Specific Engineered Solutions
  • Environment Focused