Italian company QuanTerraTech has announced that it has developed and patented an integrated system for the recycling of tyres using exclusive “H3TCT” High Temperature Tire Thermal Conversion Technology and is now ready to promotion and market the system on the world market.
System Now Ready for Launch
The technology allows ELTs to be processed at high temperatures to produce carboniferous ashes which are free from residual hydrocarbons and, much more importantly, completely cleaned of PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons). This allows operators to obtain a product suitable for further processing into high quality Recycled Carbon Black.
To achieve this, the plant works as a batch system with separate outlets for the gases emitted and for the carboniferous ashes. The temperature control is very accurate and there are no combustion gas emissions in the atmosphere during the thermal conversion process. It is therefore a 100% ecologically neutral process, a first in the industry.
Thanks to these exclusive features, cycle times are much faster than in “traditional” plants, according to QuanTerraTech. Furthermore, hot carbon ashes can be discharged by cooling them in an external plant. This allows the new batch to be loaded with the plant still hot, thus accelerating cycle times with significant energy savings.
In order to increase the efficiency of the plant, QuanTerratech has carried out the development of an exclusive electricity production system in parallel, using the gases emitted by the thermal conversion process. These are burned in a dedicated device, equipped with very efficient gas and powder filtration and abatement systems, respecting the strictest environmental regulations.
The HTTTC system is practically a closed-circuit plant from which only solid and inert materials such as coal ash and steel are taken, while all hydrocarbons, whether syngas or oils, are managed and “disposed” of inside the system, making it completely self-sufficient from an energy point of view, with the possibility of selling excess production as well as obtaining and negotiating CO2 certificates.
In summary, QuanTerraTech has developed, in collaboration with companies specialised in their respective sectors, a plant for the “micronising” and subsequent “pelletising” of RCB to optimise it for use in both tyre compounds and industrial technical items.