Die WASTX Oil der Biofabrik


Today, I would like to introduce the WASTX Oil to you. This plant was developed to recover residual and waste products in liquid form and to provide a means of energetic or material recycling. Let’s have a look at some possible inputs and products: The facility is able to process and purify diesel and fuel oils that gather at the bottom of tanks and have to be cleaned out regularly in order to avoid congesting those facilities. Processing these fluids in the WASTX Flash facility, we receive clean diesel/fuel oil that can be reintroduced to the cycle of materials. Another possibility offered by WASTX Flash is the processing of waste oil, a common waste product, e.g. in auto repair shops. Liquids like these can be processed by the WASTX Flash plant just as well. They are converted into a middle distillate suited for energetic recovery. If needed, further purification is possible to process the middle distillate into the clear product shown here. The WASTX Flash facility is able to process up to 1,000 liters of raw material per day, converting the input into almost 1,000 liters of usable products. Only minimal amounts of residual products have to be disposed of. An important feature of the WASTX Oil facility is its compact design that enables an easy setup at almost any site. Therefore, possible input materials can be processed locally. First, the raw material is being pumped into the facility, e.g. from an IBC. The facility’s core consists of this reaction zone. The process energy is being transmitted to the liquids via a very efficient energy application system. The waste oil evaporates, separating from impurities and extraneous materials. Hot oil vapor rises to the condensation stage where it is divided into various products via fractional distillation. This stage of the process offers an additional opportunity to modulate the qualities of the distillates. Take a look at the different sensors and actuatory that are necessary to control the process carefully. A heat exchanger and water cooling system are used to cool the product so that it can be discharged from the system. Right here, we see the product flowing continuously into a surge tank from where it is pumped into tanks, canisters or IBCs. Engineering the WASTX Oil we put a lot of effort into making it a safe and fully automated plant. This means that the plant autonomously controls the temperatures and fluid levels, as well as the input and output flows while montoring the purification process in order to reduce the need for human supervision to a minimum. The WASTX Oil plant, now available in large-scale production, is the newest product of the Biofabrik group providing new solutions to global problems – in this case the sensible use of waste oil – that are both economically and ecologically viable.

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