EWS reports successful test of tyre recycling system
Canadian firm Environmental Waste International Inc. has completed testing of its TR900 Pilot Plant. This first trial of the company’s latest tyre recycling machine involved the processing of 20 tyres. EWS says the trial “fully met” its expectations and demonstrated the technical viability of a production scaled TR900 system.
The goal of this first processing was to validate the system’s design and the EWS ‘Reverse Polymerization’ process. EWS reports this goal was achieved and The TR900 was able to process tyres and successfully separate the majority of the steel, recycled carbon, oil and hydrocarbon gases. The company is now testing samples of the recovered products to analyse their composition, to determine the efficiency of the separation process and to identify future improvements to the system. Work on system programming and adjustments is set to continue as EWS moves towards the next production milestone of using the tyre gas for a power generation system. The company is also focused on completing the work required to allow for continuous operation of the TR900 for extended periods of time.