As we consume products and services across the globe, we are in a constant state of producing, using, and discarding various products. Surface offers a range of furnace solutions and technology, plus the engineering expertise, to use pyrolysis in a controlled manner. Pyrolysis involves heating biomass using fire without oxygen. Reducing waste volume effectively enables excellent results for biomass fuel generation, weapons demilitarization, and precious metal recovery.
Biomass Fuel Generation
Biomass is a renewable, sustainable source that is an alternative to fossil fuels. Because it is a consistent energy source, it can serve as a feedstock for the production of hydrogen, syngas, biochar, and bio-oils, all of which hold great promise in the future of eco-friendly industries.
- Hydrogen and syngas are energy-dense gases with a multitude of industrial uses
- Biochar is emerging as an immensely important soil amendment in agriculture
- Bio-oils offer limitless potential for fuel and chemical manufacturing
Industrial furnace systems from Surface Combustion help support the viability of biomass as a reliable, renewable, alternative fuel resource – for power generation as well as the manufacture of value-added products. If you’re ready to explore how biomass fuel can be a part of your sustainability or eco-friendly power generation or manufacturing initiatives, please contact the thermal processing experts at Surface to get started. Learn more about biomass and biofuel waste products as energy alternatives here.
Employing a variety of heat treat solutions, Surface is currently addressing the technical challenges for the safe destruction of declared chemical weapons stockpiles. Our furnace products can be automated to maximize efficiency and are in operation at disposal plants around the world. These disposal plants have been exclusively established for weapons demilitarization incineration. Industries trust Surface’s range of furnaces and equipment to destroy large weapon stockpiles.
Industrial furnace systems from Surface Combustion help address the safe destruction of an extensive range of chemical weapons and munitions. If you’re ready to explore how our approach to weapons demilitarization can contribute to the reduction of munitions waste and support materials remediation, please contact the thermal processing experts at Surface to get started. Learn more about weapons demilitarization here.
Precious Metal Recovery
Recycling is more than reusing materials; it allows us to mine precious metals that have been used before. There are many metals that have diminishing supply, which makes the ability to recover these metals even more valuable. The pyrolysis system for precious metals recovery includes a custom designed pyrolytic furnace (primary chamber) followed by oxidative afterburner (secondary chamber). The furnace may be batch, continuous tray roller hearth, or revolving retort design.
Industrial furnace systems from Surface Combustion help support the recovery of precious metals as well as broader industrial recycling and metals waste reduction efforts. If you’re ready to explore how precious metals recovery can be a part of your sustainability and earth-friendly manufacturing initiatives, please contact the thermal processing experts at Surface to get started. Learn more about the range of industries we serve here.