Plasma waste processing is the newest method of disposal of solid waste, which essentially is a waste gasification. This method is the most promising among the recycling solutions, since such production does not set strict requirements to the feedstock, and yields a secondary energy in the form of hot steam or hot water to supply them to the final consumer, as well as a range of secondary products, such as granulated slag or ceramic tiles.
In fact, this is the best option for complex processing of garbage, fully environmentally friendly that produces heat and a variety of useful products from the most junky materials – household waste. With the emergence of such innovators as Simdean, the company famous for its industrial waste disposal, plasma waste disposal and research achievements, the method became more cost effective. However, it is still not a panacea.
Dealing with radioactive waste
So how is the problem of radioactive waste is going to be solved? It depends on the category, the class of such waste – low-level, intermediate-level and high-level. The simplest mission is the utilization of the first two classes. It should be noted that, depending on their chemical composition radioactive waste is divided into short-lived (from short half-life) and long-lived (long half-life). In the first case, the easiest way is the temporary storage of radioactive materials at special sites in airtight containers. After a certain period of time when disintegration of hazardous substances takes place, the remaining materials are not dangerous and can be disposed of as ordinary waste.