The new catalysts synthesized at the University of L’Aquila (U.S.A Patent n. 7,166,267 European Patent Application n. 02764701) particularly performing in the catalytic combustion, are an useful complement to DICOTOM, an innovative waste management distributed on the territory, non polluting and with the recovery of metals.
Present technologies: incinerators and gasification plants
Gasification plants make a pyrolysis of the organic material operating in the absence of oxygen and at high temperature. In addition to syngas, primary desired product, relevant quantities of tar and char (coke) are generated. Even the latest generation of gasifiers produces 4% of TAR and 6.5% of CHAR.
DICOTOM system represents the evolution of the different systems of gasification realized in the world, since the 90s.