Industry Spotlight - May 2016
Continuous Scrap Tire Pyrolysis Processing Line
"Shanghai Kimkey Environmental S&T Co., Ltd., (Kimkey), a Shanghai-based technology company focused on the development and manufacture of waste tire pyrolysis systems, announces that the company is pursuing efforts to introduce its technology into North America. To date, the company has secured multiple patents on its unique low temperature, catalysis-free process. After more than ten years of research and development, the company’s 30,000 metric ton per year facility in Shanghai has established an impressive array of performance metrics. The results confirm that Kimkey’s pyrolysis system provides a low capital cost solution capable of sustained economic and environmental performance.
The timing is ripe for U.S. waste tire processors as depressed prices and stagnant markets for crumb rubber, Tire Derived Fuel (TDF), and other traditional products squeeze margins and profits. Adding a Kimkey line to an existing waste tire production facility provides opportunities to produce higher value products that can command higher prices per ton of output and boost overall profitability. Such products can supply prospective customers in a wide range of industries that use specialty and boutique carbon-based ingredients as they attempt to diversify their supply chains and increase proportions of recycled materials.
The key to Kimkey’s success is its unique, third generation continuous operation design. By definition, pyrolysis processes operate by developing heat and pressure in a "reducing" environment, i.e.in a chamber without oxygen. Early waste tire pyrolysis systems were operated in "batch" mode with doors sealing the reaction chamber for each charge of waste tires. While effective, such systems suffered from low throughput and high variability of output product characteristics, reducing the marketability potential of the solid residual "char" or pyroblack produced.
More recently, "continuous" operating designs have been developed which yield higher throughput and improve the consistency of the output products. Unfortunately, the design challenges imposed by configuring a continuous mode system for an oxygen-free environment have required complex hardware, high temperature operation, and toxic emissions resulting in high capital cost, high operating cost, and high emission control costs.
Kimkey’s technology provides a next generation level of capability among continuous operation designs. Its patented continuous feed system operates at low temperature and pressure enabling more consistent and uniform output essential for demanding customers who require exacting specifications from their raw material suppliers. Coupled with lower capital costs, inherently safe operation, and low emission profile, Kimkey pyrolysis systems deliver industry leading economic and financial performance."
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