Waste to Chemicals
Different types of wastes can be effectively exploited in a gasification process.
Gasification is a partial oxidative process where an organic material reacts with Oxygen (pure or in form of Air) and possibly with Steam, to give a gaseous product known as Syngas. It is a partial oxidative process because a limited amount of Oxygen is used, in order to avoid complete oxidation of the organic material to CO2. Syngas (short form for “Synthesis Gas”) is a gas mixture consisting primarily of Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Hydrogen (H2), with minor amount of CO2, Methane and other compounds.
Syngas is a key intermediate because, it can be further processed to give high value chemical products depending on the selected catalyst and process conditions, such as Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG), Methanol and various types of Liquid Fuels.