"Spent" catalysts are strictly regulated due to the environmental concerns they pose, and since landfill disposal is unacceptable, companies suffer big expenses.
Catalysts are essential in the refining of petrochemicals into clean fuel and other valuable products. However, these catalysts become contaminated with impurities such as sulfur and coke. The resultant "spent" catalysts are stricly regulated due to the environmental concerns they pose. Strict regulations mean big expenses for companies producing spent catalysts as a result of their operations, since landfill disposal is unacceptable. With Vulcan® Systems, this doesn't have to be the case. Excessive fees, once incurred from TSD (treatment, storage, and disposal) facilities, are no longer an issue.
Spent catalysts are considered solid waste and are strictly regulated by environmental agencies, including the EPA. However, by processing spent catalysts through a Vulcan® Systems Thermal Desorption Unit, this solid waste can be converted into an EPA "delisted" material. The Vulcan® Systems spent catalyst recovery process is safer and cleaner to operate than chemical processes, creating a delisted end-product that is ready for disposal.
Process spent catalysts with Vulcan® Systems' Thermal Technology and recover precious metals, like nickel, vanadium, molybdeum, and platinum, to lesse you environment impact and increase your profits. Vulcan® Systems prides itself in being a global innovator in spent catalyst recovery technology.
With Vulcan® Systems' technology, the petrochemical industry can reclaim the value from spent catalysts. There are many advantages to utilizing Vulcan® Systems' technology in the recovery of spent catalysts, including high recovery rates, the availability of multiple system options (portable, size, cost, etc.), a minimized environmental footprint, and a quick return on your investment.
Vulcan® Systems' thermal desorption technology is designed to process spent catalyst in a way which separates metals from the catalysts' material. Once processed, the remaining material is considered "delisted" and can be disposed of easier and more cost-effectively. The process also destroys hazardous materials that are sometimes mixed with the spent catalysts. Vulcan® Systems thermal desorption units will process up to 5 TPH, with a return on investment typically within the first two years, largely due to the high value found within spent catalysts when hydrocarbons are recovered.