WASTE TO ENERGY
Municipal Solid Waste, Pelletization Technology, Gasification & Syngas Technology
Themis was established in 1998. During the following 6 years Thermis researched and developed the pelletization technology that exists in Canada today. Themis put emphasis on the utilization of equipment that was best in class with a successful track record but formatted quite differently than existing municipal recycling facilities in either Europe or North America.
The pelletization process of residential/ commercial MSW is an environmentally compatible alternative way of dealing with the problematic waste disposal issues, presently facing municipalities throughout North America. The primary objectives of this process are to reduce the transportation of significant volumes of MSW to landfill, reduce the volume of methane gas released into the atmosphere.
The process starts with the delivery of MSW to the plant by the garbage pick-up trucks used by the Cities or Regions in the residential neighbourhoods. The MSW is delivered to our process facility; the process begins by shredding the MSW before it can be sent to the sorting system. The plant design incorporates a fully interlocked control system monitored from a central control room within the plant.
Gasification & Syngas Technology
The fuel moves through progressive stages of drying pyrolysis, gasification and reduction to ash. Combustion air (20 – 30% of stoichiometric), steam and/or oxygen is introduced through the inner and outer cone into the base of the fuel pile. Partial oxidation, pyrolysis and gasification occur at 1500 – 1800 deg F (815 – 980 deg C0, and the fuel is converted into syngas).