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100% ReUse and Recovery

History of Technology

Commercialization

Reuse Wastes Inc. proprietary process  is a major step in changing the way all wastes are recycled. The RUWI Process converts MSW, construction and demolition wastes into transportation fuels and a variety of building products with Zero Waste to landfills. The process generates clean fuels, clean energy and green products using existing technologies that exceed all required environmental standards.


National Lab spinoff to MeltTran Inc.   Research

Through the National Lab System, the best way to process hazardous and radioactive trash into a stable basalt was researched in the early 1990s with an expenditure of over $200 million. Four of the principals of that research initiated commercialization through an Idaho National Energy Lab (INEL) spinoff company, MeltTran Inc., and built the below project for KAERI and two similar units in Idaho for demonstrations and further developments of casting building products from slag. 


South Korea radioactive waste facility  Proof of Process

RUWI’s VP of Research & Development, Dr. Tom Eddy PhD, P.E. completed a successful pilot plant for Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), processing a variety of radioactive and hazardous wastes including barrels of combustibles, tools and filters, concreted liquids, and other materials in a nominal 5 tons per day submerged arc furnace system that demonstrated proof of process.

 

Idaho National Laboratory-ASPEN HYSYS model

Idaho National Laboratory completed an ASPEN process model in October 2015 to process 500 tpd of MSW into liquid fuels using the Submerged Arc Furnace process to gasify MSW, followed by FT synthesis. The Study performed by INL verified the mass energy balance and calculations for the processes.


ReUse Wastes Inc.-RUWI   Commercialization

RUWI’s VP of R&D and VP of Engineering are members of the RUWI Technical Management Team (TMT). The main pilot plant processing up to 5 tons per day was completed by RUWI TMT members as part of a program to construct and operate commercially-viable total waste elimination facilities. After successfully completing this pilot plant and commercial implementation for an industrial client, RUWI licensed the technology for a commercial facility planned in Chicago, Illinois.


Windy City Reuse & Recovery in Chicago Illinois  Project

RUWI’s Windy City  Project will convert 400,000 tpy of municipal solid waste (“MSW”) and construction and demolition waste (“C&D”) and other waste streams into jet fuel and clean energy products.

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Applicable Patents & Trademarks

Casting molten ash into commercial building products

Product material

The glass-ceramic product material is trademarked as a Glasalt™.

Process & Apparatus

The Process and Apparatus patent covers the basic SAF design and operation and even claims for making liquid fuels.

Rotating-Electrode Drive

The rotating-electrode drive patent enables the movement of the electrodes to facilitate the start or restart of the electrode arc by moving the electrodes together easily, locating the electrodes the best distance for recirculation patterns in the molten slag, and to assist in the opening of tap ports if needed.

Tapping of molten slag

The Tapping patent covers a device that enables start/stop tapping of a specific amount of molten slag into a ladle for casting on demand with minimum maintenance.

Recent Process Patent APPROVAL

Approval of process patent on the Coupling of the SAF with the Fischer-Tropsch or other synthesis process for liquid fuels increases the energy efficiency and hydrocarbon product yield compared to other processes.

In-progress patents

The in-progress patent on a Temperature and Level Device (in the molten slag and cold top) is needed to improve the technology available and to make the measurements more direct,

precise and convenient.

  

The in-progress patent on the casting and heat treatment of the glass-ceramic products resolves the complex procedures necessary to 1) convey the molten slag precisely and rapidly to the casting machines and 2) convert the mostly glass composition of the castings to a crystalline, rocky, ceramic product.