Tire recycling technology thermally de-polymerizes waste tires (and/or organic materials) within an oxygen-free, externally heated reaction vessel in a temperature and pressure-controlled environment and is commonly referred to as pyrolysis. Waste whole tires (feedstock) are inserted into the reaction vessel at a controlled rate. The reaction vessel is maintained at a temperature of sufficient magnitude to insure complete thermal decomposition of volatile components. Oxidation or “burning” does not occur because the process maintains an oxygen-free environment. This is a closed system that uses sealed joints and negative pressure to eliminate unwanted emissions and recovers 99%+ of the waste material. Complete control of time, temperature, and pressure insure product decomposition. This technology operates in a batch mode and thermally decomposes the whole tire to its basic components of carbon, oil, steel and syngas, a non-condensable gas.

tire process

The entire waste tire recycling operation can be broadly classified into the following sections:

  1. Feed supply: Whole tires are inserted in the reactor. The tires do not require any sizing or prep work. This will save $50 per ton prep costs.
  2. Thermal processing: The entire process is carried out under a slight vacuum. The steel wire is separated from the tire and recovered.
  3. Syngas cleaning / treatment: Syngas is routed to a cooler and condenser. Un-condensed Syngas is scrubbed to remove volatile organic compounds and transferred to a holding tank.
    The Syngas will be used to fire the reactor and also produce electricity.
  4. The condensed oil is collected and sent to settlement tanks for oil, water and carbon separation.
  5. Carbon removal: Carbon is removed from the reaction chamber for further processing.

Go Green uses an advanced, proven thermal process equipment package, designed for processing most organic or hydrocarbon-based waste streams including such items as scrap tires, plastics, biomass and more. The process is controlled and monitored with the help of a PLC based system. All critical interlocks and trips are controlled through the same PLC.

Plant Highlights

  • Technology is capable of destroying whole waste tires, plastics and most organic or hydrocarbon-based waste streams.
  • Technology disposes of waste streams in an oxygen-free, externally heated reaction vessel (non-combustion) in a temperature and pressure-controlled environment.
  • The resulting carbon and fuel oil is a high value commodity.
  • The resulting Syngas will be used to generate fuel and electricity to offset operating costs.
  • Low emissions
  • Equipment is designed to operate 24/7/350 days/year.
  • On-line access to equipment control panel to monitor production
  • Small footprint
  • Construction timeline: approximately 12 months
  • Employees: 120 tons/day production capacity creates 50 new green jobs (at the plant).
  • Go Green’s business model is to site a plant at an existing tire collection and/or tire recycling company.