Tyre Recycling - Revolutionary Pyrolysis Process TRU
Every year the world produces over 1 billion used tyres. Only a small portion of these tyres are recycled.
In Australia only 5% of used tyres go through a recycling process. 13% are dumped illegally, and the remaining 57% of tyres go to landfill.
Tyre recycling efforts have increased over recent years with some Governments giving initiatives and passing laws to assist the tyre recycling market
Due to the high calorific value in tyre scrap, the most beneficial, and profitable resource recovery option for recycling tyres is TRU Pyrolysis.
TRU Pyrolysis refers to the thermal decomposition of scrap tires in the absence of oxygen. This recycling process aims to recover the carbon black, and steel, and also captures the hydrocarbons as syngas.
The TRU pyrolysis process then combusts this syngas in a safe, controlled environment resulting in a high thermal output which can be used for generating steam and electricity.
Tyre recycling through a TRU plant would first involve shredding the tyres, magnetically removing the steal, and them crumbing the tyres to a particle size of less than 3cm.
One TRU is capable of processing up to 2 tonnes of rubber crumb per hour. Multiple units can be deployed to process larger volumes for tyre recycling.
The Syngas from the TRU process has a very high calorific value and will create thermal energy that may be used for steam, and power production.
Tyre Recycling Benefits:
Tyres are composed of: