WASTE TO ENERGY
Learn about the design and efficiency of the Simeken PRO™ System.
Green Energy: The Simeken PRO™ System Advantages
The best choice for the environment and the economy is producing and utilizing green energy. There are a number of proposed solutions for converting waste into energy. Unfortunately, most of them have significant issues that make them less than desirable, environmentally. The Simeken PRO™ System has been designed to eliminate the complex mechanisms, reduce costs and enhance reliability.
Disadvantages of Other Systems
- High initial costs
- High maintenance costs
- High failure rates
- Unrealistic modeling of actual costs and revenue streams
ADVANCED DESIGN OF THE SIMEKEN PRO™ SYSTEM
Simeken uses two advanced design principles that set this technology apart from any other pyrolysis technology:
1) Material Movement: Reliability and Efficiency
The Simeken PRO™ System, incorporating a uniquely shaped Retort Oven, transports the material being pyrolyzed using a combination of precisely engineered heating gas flows, "free fall", and sinusoidal action. These proprietary oven design advantages provide:
An effective and efficient transfer of heat
No internal moving parts for high reliability
A wider variety of input material creating flexibility
2) Convection: Lower Emissions and Higher Energy Output
The Simeken PRO™ incorporates a unique means for amplifying the heat transfer by bringing the material being pyrolyzed into direct contact with the hot inert flue gases. By redirecting these gases with the oven's liberated gases, the Simeken PRO™ provides:
A safer process—keeping the potential for combustion low
Cleaner exhaust emissions—created by an efficient "convection" process that combines all gasses for combustion
A purged oxygen oven—creating higher quality by-products for recycling
The Simeken Videos
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Why Choose the Simeken PRO™ System
Waste to Energy
Fast Return on Investment (ROI)
Customize Your System
WASTE TO ENERGY
We create an abundance of waste. In 2017, U.S. residents, businesses, and institutions produced nearly 262 million tons of municipals solid waste alone - over 4.48 pounds of waste per person per day
1. Unfortunately, much of it wound up in landfills, where it will continue to outgas and create other future problems.
In that same year, the U.S. consumed 97,841,000,000,000,000 (nearly 98 quadrillion) BTUs of energy - over 81% of it from fossil fuels
2. Reserves are being depleted much faster than new ones are being formed. The burning of fossil fuels produces around 5.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year - a major source of global warming.
It just makes sense to use that waste to produce as much energy as we can. We can reduce landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create renewable energy. Simeken provides a solution to do all of this - the Simeken PRO™ System.
Simeken is a Clean Energy Company
Due to the environmental concerns of coal-fired plants, most of the new energy systems in the last 30 years are powered by natural gas. With the price of oil rising and natural gas soon to follow, all of the gas-fired energy systems will come under great pressure to provide kilowatts at affordable rates. The days of cheap energy are almost over.
With space for landfills dwindling and environmental pressures mounting, we feel the PRO™ System will provide the waste handling capabilities needed, along with a strong energy production component seldom found in environmental projects.
The PRO™ System is not limited to one waste stream for effective energy production and can be designed specifically to fit into and complement other recycling efforts. This system was designed to handle those tough environmental wastes that other systems avoid, and it produces not only reusable co-products, but also drives turbines to produce clean and inexpensive energy as well as renewable (green) fuel that will pave the way for the vehicles we all operate.
There are a number of proposed solutions for converting waste to energy. Unfortunately, most of them have significant issues that make them less than desirable, environmentally. For example, anaerobic digesters are unable to handle wastes such as wood or plastics, so they can't deal with much of the overall waste that is produced. Also, the city of Honolulu considered a plasma arc/torch proposal for processing municipal solid waste, and found that it would significantly boost waste disposal costs without offering worthwhile environmental advantages. Simple gasification technology's high efficiency of converting syngas to electric power is counteracted by significant power consumption in the waste preprocessing, by production of large amounts of pure oxygen, and by gas cleaning. Incineration can produce fly ash and other airborne pollutants, including heavy metals and fine particles.
Additionally, a major problem with most of these technologies is that they are so expensive that payback periods are long or nonexistent, making them financially infeasible for most waste-to-energy applications. What we really need is a solution that reduces the volume of waste products without contributing to air pollution, while providing a good Return on Investment.
We are further improving our demonstration plant and are beginning to test a more extensive variety of waste materials. This test program will produce certified results that meet or exceed the requirements of the exacting California EPA, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and EU standards.
FAST RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)
No one has an unlimited budget, and we all know it's important to get the most value that we can. So Simeken designed the PRO™ System with cost feasibility firmly in mind.
With the price of oil rising and natural gas soon to follow, all of the gas-fired energy systems will be coming under great pressure to provide kilowatts at affordable rates. Due to the environmental concerns of coal-fired plants, most of the new energy systems in the last 30 years are powered by natural gas. The days of cheap energy are about to be over.
With landfill space dwindling and environmental pressures mounting, we feel the PRO™ System will provide the waste handling capabilities needed along with a strong energy production component not often found in environmental projects.
The PRO™ System can handle multiple waste streams for effective energy production and can be designed specifically to fit into and complement other recycling efforts. This system was designed to handle those tough environmental wastes that other systems avoid and produces not only reusable co-products, but also can drive turbines to produce clean, green, inexpensive energy or convert its synthetic fuels into a premium renewable fuel source.
An average 100 ton per day plant including an electrical cogeneration system likely will pay for itself in 2 to 3 years.
Given the financial viability of the PRO™ System, we can propose a design to meet your exact needs.
We are committed to bring our customers an advanced technology in pyrolysis. With changing regulations and a growing need for commercial PRO™ waste systems, our Simeken PRO™ System is being acknowledged as one of the leading waste technologies. Pyrolysis, unlike incineration, allows for waste destruction in an oxygen-free atmosphere, making this system highly efficient with no harmful substances remaining, either in the atmosphere or as a by-product. Our unique ability to provide continuous-feed has eliminated the problems that have plagued less-reliable batch systems. The Simeken PRO™ System is designed for a trouble-free operation and minimal downtime. In addition, our exclusive safety features surpass all other pyrolysis units, and are designed and engineered to control the temperature in every stage of the process with built-in automatic shutdown safety mechanisms.
Simeken is positioned to take full advantage of all the relevant technology available today. Simeken has developed its own proprietary systems for the management and operation of the PRO™ system. This software and hardware configuration can be monitored and adapted remotely providing accurate reporting and status of each installation.
This proprietary management system controls:
All mechanical operations of the machine
System overrides that keep the machine in operating tolerances
Safety backup systems to provide a safe working environment
Effective monitoring of statistics, performance, and emissions data in "real time"
CUSTOMIZE YOUR SYSTEM
Here's how you can calculate and estimate of how much power you can generate daily, based on your projected primary waste stream material and volume.
Multiply the projected daily kilowatt-hours produced times the amount your power company will pay you to determine what your income from generated power alone will be. You will also derive income from the carbon char (biochar) output as well. This unit can pay for itself in a very short time, and then become a revenue generator.
Please contact us for a more in-depth analysis and design quote.