Climedec is a unique and sustainable technology for management of hard to abate and treat waste streams, including hazardous waste, from its source through to recovery, recycling or safe disposal. Waste streams treated by Climedec can be in solid, liquid, slurry or gaseous forms, including various piles or substrates of solid material that generate and/or emit greenhouse gases (GHGs) and odours considered harmful to environment and human health.
Treatable solid waste streams include food waste, hazardous fly ash from various incineration processes (including APCr from WtE processes), landfill material (MSW and C&D), mining and mineral processing residues and effluents, plastic and polymeric products such as discarded single-use face masks, and livestock bedding waste.
Treatable slurry waste streams include sludge from STPs, whey waste from dairy farms and abattoir waste streams.
Treatable liquid waste streams include reject brine from desalination plants, energy generation plants (coals seam gas, coal bed methane and shale gas), mineral/mineral processing effluents, agricultural wastewaters, food and beverage processing effluents and construction site wastewater.
Treatable gaseous waste streams include emissions from odour and GHG generating and/or emitting substrates such as landfills, STP retention basins, mine tailing dams, and cattle farms, all of which have become increasingly necessary to be treated to minimise adverse impacts on environment and/or public health.
Through comprehensive performance test work (long-term leaching, physical/mechanical stability tests) carried out over the past few years on the encapsulated waste from various industries, Climedec technology has proven its value as a fit-for-the-purpose solution for a range of hard to abate and treat waste streams. Thus our Climedec technology offers a high readiness level for use by industries seeking sustainable solutions for their waste challenges.
The key advantages of the Climedec technology may be summarised as:
based on a continuous processes that leads to aggregation and granulation without the need for any stabiliser or a binder such as polymers and cements
the capability of the technology to permanently solidify toxic elements contained in hazardous waste through enclosure, stabilisation and controlled mineral conversion processes
technology's flexibility in offering fitness for purpose waste solutions at scale for a diverse range of industries having site specific waste challenges, and
safe landfilling, or potentially, the valorisation of the encapsulated hazardous waste for use as a feedstock for manufacture of a multitude of industrial products and consumer goods.
Considering the above-listed advantages, Climedec potentially offers the most viable management option for hard to treat waste streams, particularly where zero waste to landfill is a regulatory or a corporate requirement. Additonally, because of downstream value-adding opportunities for the encapsulated material, the technology offers substantial business benefits unmatched by any other technology.
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