High-end material recycling from complex industrial was
For more than 30 years, Indaver has been engineering, building, operating and managing hightech and largescale installations to process hazardous and non hazardous waste. Maximizing the recycling of materials and energy in the process has always been its focus. As a full service provider, Indaver has become a top European player in industrial waste management today.
With its expertise in technology, market and legislation, Indaver designs tailormade solutions for your company that cover all necessary requirements, from environmental and ethical considerations to cost-effectiveness and technological innovation.
Indaver Molecule Management
An important part of Indaver’s services consist of discovering, designing and realising material recycling projects. Indaver Molecule Management projects focuses on recovering high-value components from waste, right down to the molecular level such as chlorine, sulphuric acid, fluorine, iodine and valuable metals. This is always carefully considered, since recovery has to be done in safe and cost-effective ways. The solutions need to be both qualitative and affordable.
Innovative examples of IMM projects are the facilities for hydrochloric acid regeneration at Tata Steel in IJmuiden (NL) and Dunkirk (France). In IJmuiden contaminated pickling liquid is converted into hydrochloric acid and iron oxide; both components are being re-used in the production processes of the steel and pigment industry. In Dunkirk (FR) the IndaChlor® installation regenerates hydrochloric acid (hcl) from highly chlorinated industrial waste residues. Both the regenerated hcl and steam are delivered by pipeline to neighbouring companies and used in their production process.
Indaver is in the position to offer safe and valuable solutions, since it combines innovative thinking and engineering skills with market expertise and access to large waste volumes. Contributing to a circular economy that is reliable and environmentally responsible is our primary goal.
Plastics to Chemicals: innovative waste recycling
Most likely you have plastics in your waste package. Not all of it can be recycled in the ordinary ways, due to restrictions in terms of cost-effectiveness and/or safety. Indaver now intends to recover feedstock from plastic for use in the chemical industry by building new largescale facilities across Europe. Decentralised treatment of plastics will avoid the long-distance transport of this relatively light waste fraction.
For slightly mixed and lightly contaminated plastics waste (by additives such as flame retardants) Indaver believes it can offer added value. With its Molecule Management facilities, Indaver wants to depolymerise plastics, i.e. to break the plastics down into shorter hydrocarbon chains that can serve as feedstock for the chemical industry. This thermal molecular recycling produces high-quality materials that can be used to make high-quality products.
With this P2C project Indaver is making an important contribution to the circular economy. Indaver has the in-house knowledge and technology to recover and supply these high-quality recycled materials.