Thermodynamic Reprocessing Ltd. (TDR) has created a patented process called ‘Thermodynamic Cracking’.
The process of ‘thermodynamic cracking’ breaks down complex organic molecules or hydrocarbons into simpler molecules by breaking the carbon-carbon bonds; i.e. the breakdown of long chain hydrocarbons to shorter ones. Uniquely in the TDR technology this is performed via mechanical means through friction and shear forces.
The process works for materials that become viscous during processing through heat and friction, such as plastics and tyres.
The process is fully contained within the machine and no emissions are produced from the cracking process.
Why are we unique?
Thermodynamic cracking is not pyrolysis; Thermodynamic cracking enables a complete decomposition of tyre crumb, at much lower temperatures without any direct emissions from the cracker into the atmosphere.
The mechanical process is highly energy efficient – using friction & shear forces to produce heat from within the waste material itself rather than indirectly through external heating.
How does it work?
Feedstock preparation – tyres are reduced to tyre crumb, Plastics are shredded , in both – metals are removed
The plastic or rubber materials are fed into a horizontal, dual cylinder reactor which is devoid of oxygen.
Specially shaped rotors produce heat through friction
The high temperature produced inside the reactor causes molecular cracking of the waste and the formation of products made up of carbon molecular chains bonded to other hydrogen molecules. These products are analogous to natural hydrocarbons.
Distillation and condensing stages separate out the liquid and gaseous fractions. The liquid (oil) can be sold or used to produce power, the gas is usually used for power through steam generation or electricity through gas-engines.
Thermodynamic Reprocessing – An Environmentally Friendly Solution
- Highly Efficient (Parasitic load <10%)
- Small Footprint (10m x 6m)
- No Direct Emissions
- Minimal Operational Noise
- A Completely Clean Process
- Reduced Planning Permission Requirements
- Output Fuels Can Be Used For Energy or Sold
- No Requirement to Stockpile Large Volumes of Feedstock’s
- Reduces Carbon Footprint Substantially