Plastic Recycling Technology Converts Plastic to Oil
Vadxx’s proprietary technology is based on a thermal de-polymerization process where key processing parameters such as time andtemperature are constantly controlled within
a closed system. This eliminates hazardous by-products while also delivering a financial profit in low-cost energy markets.
Step 1 – Acceptance of plastic material
Non-hazardous, non-recyclable plastics (such as clean, shredded, post-industrial and post-consumer plastics) will be accepted at the site. Material may include paper pulp plastic, wire insulation, and pelletized mixed plastics. All materials are delivered inside an enclosed Vadxx facility.
Step 2 – Conversion of plastic to energy
The Vadxx continuous-flow processing method utilizes off-the-shelf equipment such as extruders, kilns, condensers and closed process piping. Thermal de-polymerization is performed in a closed vessel with heat added indirectly. The solid plastic waste melts and turns into a vapor that is routed to a condenser where it is cooled back into a liquid. The liquid is then piped to a storage tank and ready for pick up.
The Vadxx energy recovery technology converts plastic waste into EcoFuels:
- Diesel stock for use as a blending agent to improve the overall quality of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, as well as distillate fuels blended with diesel for on-road use.
- Naphtha that can be used as a gasoline additive to increase octane.
- Synthetic Natural Gas produced for the exclusive use by the Vadxx process.
- Carbon powder that can be used as a low grade fuel source.
Step 3 – Shipment of converted material
Licensed and fully trained third-party tanker and box trucks will transport the newly converted energy directly to the wholesale market or to end-use customers.
Vadxx’s engineering and construction partner, Rockwell Automation, has designed a modular system that can be delivered and constructed anywhere in the world. The standard design results in a flexible building space on as little as 3 acres of land, supports access and routing for approximately 8-12 trucks per day, uses standard industrial utilities and is capable of consuming 60 tons per day of waste.