Minggu, 27 Mei 2012

Save Your Multi-Million Industries with Soil Amendment Based Activated Carbon

Golf courses can suffer devastating damage due to over fertilizing or chemical spills. The University of Florida’s 2009 Pest Control Guide for Turf Managers states that it is a good idea to keep a bag or two of activated charcoal in stock at all times when managing fine turf so that the activated charcoal can be applied almost immediately without having to wait for delivery after an accidental spill.

A high end golf course in South Carolina lost months of play during the peak tourist season due to an accidental mix-up in which weed killer instead of fertilizer was sprayed on several fairways. Activated carbon effectively removes organic toxins, such as herbicides, from soil, to provide a safe environment for new or existing root systems. Once the
toxin has been adsorbed onto the carbon, it is biologically inactive and cannot cause further damage.

The DirtDoctor website is dedicated to the issues that affect organic gardeners and covers a widerangeof topics. In response to a question on “Soil Detox for Contaminated Soil” the website expert, Howard Garrett, replied: “Digging the soil out and hauling it off is not the answer. If your soil has been contaminated with heavy metals like arsenic and chromium in treated lumber or creosote in railroad ties, or with lead and arsenic from iron supplements, or if the contamination is from pesticides or petroleum spills, the solution is the same. First, stop the contamination. Second, apply the activated charcoal/ carbon.”

Another way that the activated carbon will  protects the environment is its use in removing pesticides from streams and rivers by spraying the edges of fields. This prevents harmful chemicals from entering waterways and contaminating not only the water, but also the aquatic life and plants that make up their fragile ecosystems.

Activated carbon provides unique performance capabilities that help protect our environment. It is widely used in agriculture as a soil amendment to protect and enhance plant and turfgrass growth and vigor. Its ability to decontaminate soil is beneficial when replanting ornamentals, turfgrass or food crops where herbicides have been previously applied. The effectiveness of activated carbon for these applications has made it the product of choice of leading industry professionals.

To reach that purpose of course, reliable industrial charcoal plant needed to support that activated carbon industry. Our system will produce charcoal as you wish, as we fully realize that activated carbon industry need high quality charcoal for their consintent quality of activated carbon. 

Sabtu, 19 Mei 2012

Go Green With Sustainable Energy For All

UN Secretary-General BanKi-moon has called on governments, the private sector and society to commit to his Sustainable Energy for All Initiative at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In his keynote at WFES, Ban Ki-moon said he has designated sustainable development as his top priority for his next five-year term, and he has set out three objectives to be achieved by 2030:
  1. Universal access to modern energy services;
  2. Double the rate of improvement of energy efficiency; and
  3. Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
Work on an Action Agenda has already started.Energy transforms lives, businesses and economies. And it transforms our planet — its climate, natural resources and ecosystems. There can be no development without energy.

Biomass is the fourth largest energy source in the world. In contrast to water, wind and solar thermal, biomass is the only energy source that does not depend on the weather in order to ensure stable energy production. Most of the biomass has been used optimally in developed countries, but otherwise there are still many untapped in developing countries. Yet millions of tons of biomass produced annually as a result of agricultural and agro-industrial residue.

Pyrolysis is a technology to process biomass into high-grade fuel. Application of pyrolysis products that biochar can also improve soil fertility. Problem is the lack of electricity supply is a common problem especially in developing countries. According to Ban Ki-moon one in five residents of this planet do not have access to electricity services. Syngas produced from continuous pyrolysis can be used to power plants in remote areas that are rich in potential biomass. 

Jumat, 04 Mei 2012

Green Technology For Palm Oil Mills

Pyrolysis  is the best technology for palm oil mill biomass waste utilization and on the other side to meet the energy needs of the production process at the oil mill.  Energy is one of the highest cost component  in palm oil mills. Reducing  the cost of production is certainly a very attractive  option to increase the profits of the industry. In addition to  reducing the palm oil mill biomass waste and energy  sufficiency, pyrolysis  application will also provide benefits to soil fertility for the  use of biochar plantations, as shown below. Charcoal from  palm empty fruit bunches  are more suitable for the biochar production to  increase soil fertility due to the high ash content which is about 16.60% or higher than ash of palm shell. Charcoal from empty fruit bunches also good for barbeque charcoal, it means lower quality than industrial charcoal application.

Production of  "green fuel"  of pyrolized palm shells are very potential and promising for palm shell  charcoal briquettes.  With our technology the palm shells can be pyrolyzed for increasing energy density  as high as possible, especially for metal casting or smelter applications with calorific value of 8,000 kcal / kg or more.  Biooil which is the liquid pyrolysis products can be directly used as fuel in the boiler furnace or further purified  for the production of a variety of liquid fuels or as raw material for various chemicals. While  the wood vinegar,liquid products other than biooil will be used as fertilizer  for the palm oil plantation.

Conventional Energy system  of palm oil mill looks  like the diagram below

Conventional Energy System in Palm Oil Mill

Will then be turned into such a scheme following for the  application of continuous  pyrolysis:
Improved Palm Oil Mill with Continous Pyrolysis System

Waste heat recovery from the pyrolysis unit was also  still be used to increase energy production.

Excess  of oil palm shell is also potential for torrefied wood production.Our pyrolysis technology is able to work on the torrefaction mode in addition to the pyrolysis itself. More on our continuous pyrolysis technology, please  click here or here.