New systems produce useful oil, black carbon, and other valuable materials from old tires or discarded plastic and rubber, Kingtiger Group reports
Shanghai, China -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/09/2015 -- With waste plastic and rubber accumulating worldwide, the Kingtiger Group's new pyrolysis technologies and equipment offer up effective solutions to some growing problems. Pyrolysis occurs when organic materials, like those based on hydrocarbons, are subject to controlled heat in environments free of oxygen or other catalysts. Making effective use of this well-understood process, a new Kingtiger System can turn waste like old tires into useful fuel, raw materials like black carbon, and steel.
"Managing plastic and rubber waste has become a challenge all over the world, with limited recycling efforts of conventional kinds barely making a dent in these problems," Kingtiger Group representative Jason He said, "We're proud to announce a range of new technologies and systems that are going to make a big difference. No longer will it be necessary to simply bury old tires in landfills, for example, as our new products make it possible to cost-effectively turn them into oil, pure carbon, and useful steel."
Familiar to just about everyone in the form of the process that produces charcoal from wood, the transformation known as pyrolysis has been recognized since ancient times. Compared to the outright combustion of organic materials, where the presence of catalyzing agents like oxygen allows for the almost complete breakdown of a substance, pyrolysis is much more controlled. Without oxygen or another halogen to intensify the reaction, substances like plastic and rubber can, through the focused use of pyrolysis, be reduced to constituent materials like oil and carbon.
With nearly 300 million tires being discarded every year in the United States alone, the time is right for the widespread adoption of this approach. The average passenger vehicle tire comprises up to 60% hydrocarbons, locking up for the duration of its lifetime valuable fossil fuels that go to waste when such products are simply buried in landfills.
The new Kingtiger Group pyrolysis technologies and equipment allow for the efficient recovery of these hydrocarbons along with other materials, like the expensive steel used in tire belting. Available in a range of configurations and capacities, complete Kingtiger Group pyrolysis plants can extract up to 75% usable oil by volume when fed with truck tires, along with black carbon and steel belting, processing up to 20 tons of input each day.
With similar arrangements available for general-purpose plastic and rubber recycling in both batch-based and continuous-feed form, the new Kingtiger Group pyrolysis systems are especially well targeted to some of the world's most common and challenging waste-related needs at the present time.
More information about this exciting new line of technologies and associated equipment can be found at the Kingtiger Group website at http://kingtigergroup.com/.
About Kingtiger (Shanghai) Environmental Sci-Tech Co., Ltd.
Putting innovative engineering in the service of a greener planet, the Shanghai-based Kingtiger Group is one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of cutting-edge waste recovery and recycling equipment.