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MYAMBUTOL FOR SALE, As America's dump-truck-accessible landfill spaces fill to the brim with garbage, where did Waste Management Inc, the nation's $12.5 billion trash hauling king, go to solve this problem. In 2009, Rx free MYAMBUTOL,  along with buying stakes in eight other companies that gasify, ferment, or digest trash, purchase MYAMBUTOL online, the company found its way to Jeff Surma, Buy cheap MYAMBUTOL no rx,  a 52-year-old chemical engineer with a unique solution verging on 60s science fiction: a plasma-enhanced melter technology.

Since last November, some of the 35, where can i order MYAMBUTOL without prescription,000 tons of household trash arriving by dump truck at Waste Management's Columbia Ridge landfill in Arlington, Taking MYAMBUTOL, Oregon, are diverted to a building that looks like a cavernous Home Depot. Attached to it is Surma's unique plasma gasification plant, fast shipping MYAMBUTOL. It’s the first commercial plant in the US to use plasma gasification to convert municipal household garbage into gas products like hydrogen and carbon monoxide, MYAMBUTOL results, which can later be burned as fuel.

Using plasma for processing waste had been around forever, primarily in the metal and chemical industries, MYAMBUTOL FOR SALE. Oil refineries, for example, MYAMBUTOL from canada, spend about $2, Online buy MYAMBUTOL without a prescription, 000 a ton to eliminate toxic sludge with plasma gasification. (One of the first plants sold by Surma's company helps Dow Corning dispose of 20 tons of hazardous waste a day.)

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In 2005, executives at Waste Management, japan, craiglist, ebay, overseas, paypal, concerned by the prospect of full landfills, Where can i cheapest MYAMBUTOL online, started to quietly study plasma gasification. After reviewing dozens of firms racing to blast garbage into gas, they felt InEnTec's technology looked the most commercially viable, MYAMBUTOL online cod. Soon after, Discount MYAMBUTOL, Waste Management invested in Surma, founding a joint company, called S4 Energy Solutions, buy MYAMBUTOL without a prescription, and began building the Oregon plant. MYAMBUTOL FOR SALE, But until this new plant was started, no one had seriously considered using the same technology to eliminate everyday garbage. MYAMBUTOL use, Along with high energy costs, there was another technological barrier: the toxins in heavy metals from televisions, microwaves, what is MYAMBUTOL, batteries, MYAMBUTOL over the counter, thermometers and paint couldn't be broken down by plasma. And every municipality wanted to prevent hazardous leftovers from getting loose. Fortunately, generic MYAMBUTOL, Surma’s special three-step process could handle all of these nasty substances cleanly and efficiently. MYAMBUTOL from canadian pharmacy, As a matter of fact, Surma solved the hardest problem first, while he was working at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: safely disposing of the toxic waste, buy no prescription MYAMBUTOL online. Watch a short background video:

Surma's three-step process

Each day, in the huge receiving depot, waste is delivered by truck and then shredded into pieces about six inches long, MYAMBUTOL FOR SALE. It travels by conveyer belt to the top of a large tank, MYAMBUTOL treatment, where it falls into a gasifier heated to 1,500º F, vaporizing 75 to 85% of the waste quickly into syngas that is piped out of the system, order MYAMBUTOL from United States pharmacy.

In the second phase of Surma's process, MYAMBUTOL without prescription, any remaining substances (still chemically intact) drop into a vessel about the size of a huge industrial-sized pot. Inside, where an intense 18,000-degree electric arc running between two electrodes creates a plasma zone, almost all the remaining trash gets blasted into its atomic elements. This emission-free molecular deconstruction is even more efficient because the blasted materials have already been partially heated. MYAMBUTOL FOR SALE, Afterwards, the final gases are piped out to be processed.

Finally, a joule-heated melter sits directly beneath the plasma zone, where a molten glass bath traps the remaining hazardous material dropping down into a molten goop flowing in a slow ooze of glass and liquefied metal out of the bottom. Once inert and harmless, it is converted into low-value materials such as road aggregate.

Ensuring that the process remains economical, syngas piped out of the plant is used to supply all of the power needed to run the melter. Any remaining syngas – mostly carbon monoxide and hydrogen – is cleaned and sold. Here is an early InEntec video that visualizes the final two steps of the process:

The price paid to Waste Management to haul away waste products, at least for now, helps too. In fact, Waste Management charges about $20 to $100 a ton to collect garbage. So based on a typical "tipping fee," profits from selling fuel and chemicals made from garbage are virtually guaranteed, MYAMBUTOL FOR SALE.

Of course, scaling up is always the last part of the problem. Since the US generates about 250 million tons of trash a year, with recycling and composting facilities tackling an estimated 85 million tons of refuse per year, it would take thousands of new plants much bigger than this one (and another S4 facility being constructed in McCarran, Nevada) to handle the nation’s municipal trash output. That’s a lot of plasma in our future.

Will Waste Management change the energy business?

Images: Plasma Ball, Ana Carol Mendes; others, InEnTec

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4 Responses to “MYAMBUTOL FOR SALE”

  1. David Wishnick says:

    This is an interesting post. I think it is more likely that Waste Management will transform the waste industry then the energy business – in this single case. I foresee the elimination of landfills, and that this type of model would be a possibility, but I am not sure if it will be the dominate design for handling waste. However, the energy business is too large for this specific technology (plasma/paralysis) to 'transform' the energy industry. I do think, on a higher level, this model will transform the energy industry: i.e. distributed energy. The headwinds seem to favor both closed and open loop small scale distributed energy plays. It seems to me that it is out of necessity Waste Management is entering the energy market, and it seems to be working well. I think they will be a first mover since they have access to feed stocks. I think an interesting company, that Waste Management invested heavily in is: Harvest Power ( ). I like their approach. They have two revenue streams: biogas (energy) and fertilizer.

  2. Kent Harrington says:

    Really appreciate your thoughtful post. I agree about distributed energy. I'll investigate Harvest Power. A different approach is worth a post. Waste Management's whole portfolio is interesting.

    And like you point out, there is so much profitable feedstock piling up that they've been paid to haul there – it's a twofer. Any sensible company would move in that direction.You can't beat that. Thanks.

  3. David Wishnick says:

    Waste to energy is a interesting topic. It is riddled with dynamic technology and policies. I have been consulting at a firm named Applied Filter Technology ( ) for a little over six months now. We encountered a sludge incinerator that will need to spend some serious money by 2014 to upgrade and meet air requirements ( I think is EPA 219 Clean Air Act.). So, we are familiar with a lot of issues related to this type of operation.

    The biggest advantage to biogas, over wind and solar, is that it can serve as the base load for utilities.

    Kent, I see you have several posts. I will be at the AIChE annual meeting. I hope we can meet.

  4. Kent Harrington says:

    Concentrated solar using salt storage can also supply baseload power and will become more prominent in the US Southwest, Spain and Middle East in the future.

    I'll see you there.

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