Places like these are where most of the world’s plastics end up in landfills and a fair amount of it ends up in the world’s oceans. But a new British recycling firm wants it to end up here.
There is a great demand right now for recycled material. There’s a great deal of interest in getting recycling into the plastics industry specially, and so we are really going to facilitate the ability to get plastic into the circular economy.
The firm called Recycling Technologies is breaking down plastic, then turning it into fuel oils or feedstock to make new plastics. Basically, currently all we do is we make a hydrocarbon soup and then we distill that out at different temperatures, so the higher temperatures, the waxes separate out, then we cool it a bit more, and the heavy oils then we call it, a bit more the light oils, and then the rest comes out. It’s naphtha, the gases that don’t condense out. We actually use the fuel for the process. Their process is creating a heavy fuel oil that works for marine vessels. We call it a clean crude, because it has very little sulfur in it, in fact almost none, which certainly also fits with the new regulations for marine fill, where they’re asking for much lower sulfur around the world. So it’s a very valuable product.
Right now, the firm is recycling about 7,000 tons of plastic a year, but says it can quickly ramp up. We are designing to a four-day installation. We will basically come in six ice-free containers which will stand on end, clip together, and we plug in play mode and the intent is to be up and running within four days. So this is definitely not a refinery concept.
This is much more a piece of stand-alone industrial equipment. The company has set the ambitious goal of selling 1300 of their recycling units around the world during the next decade, and expect they will be able to recycle 9 million tons of plastic each year.
Kevin Enix VOA news.
1. We will basically come in six ice-free containers which will stand on end, clip together,
on end 竖立地
His bristly red hair was standing on end.
2. This is much more a piece of stand-alone industrial equipment.
They plan to relaunch it as a stand-alone company.
现在市场对回收物质的需求很高 。有很多人对塑料行业回收尤为感兴趣，所以我们正在加强能力，让塑料进入循环经济 。
这家名为“回收技术”的公司正在分解塑料，将塑料转化为燃料油或原料，来制作新的塑料 。可以说，我们现在做的事情就是一锅碳氢化合物的汤，然后在不同的温度下进行提炼 。所以，温度较高的时候，会提炼出蜡；温度稍微降低一些，会提炼出重油，然后是轻油，然后是其他成分，也就是石脑油——不会浓缩的气体 。我们实际上会用燃料来进行这个流程 。这个流程会产生重油，用于海洋船舶 。我们称之为清洁原油，因为硫的燃料很少，相当于没有 。这一点当然也符合海洋填充物的新规定，即减少全球范围内硫的使用 。所以这个产品非常有价值 。
目前，该公司每年会回收近7000吨的塑料，同时也表示会迅速增加回收量 。我们设计的是只有4天的使用期 。会有6个不会结冰的容器竖立地固定在一起 。然后我们启动运行模式，让容器运行4天的时间 。这绝对不是提炼厂的概念 。
这是可以独立运作的工业设备 。该公司有一个宏大的目标——在未来10年销售1300个这样的回收装置，以及每年回收900万吨塑料垃圾 。