New process for reducing dioxins in the combustion process by adding sulfur-containing waste

Researchers from the Research Institute of Environmental Chemistry of the GSF Center
near Munich have developed a new process that significantly reduces dioxins in the incinerator exhaust gas. By
addition of non-toxic sulfur bonds, they have achieved a
reduction of dioxins up to 99%.

Since, on the other hand, ordinary household waste contains some
part of sulfur bonds, this process opens perspectives completely
news, in terms of recycling for the combustion of waste, but also
for other combustion devices such as coal-fired power plants. he
would then be to add to the fuel a portion of household waste
selected containing these sulfur bonds to allow to reduce
the emanations of dioxins.

A patent has been filed in Germany at the European Patent Office,
an important step in the exploitation of the results of this project
subsidized by the European Union. According to Karl-Werner Schramm,
director of the Institute of Environmental Chemistry of the GSF Center, he is
It is now necessary to carry out a series of tests on the scale of
industrial incinerators. Mr. Schramm and his colleagues are looking
an industrial partner making available its facilities for
continue their research.

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contacts:
- GSF - Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit / Press- und
Offentlichkeitsarbeit, tel: + 49 89 31 87 24 60, fax: + 49 89 31 87 33 24,
e-mail: oea@gsf.de
Sources: Depeche IDW, GSF Center Press Release, 22 / 09 / 2004
Editor: Jerome Rougnon-Glasson,
jerome.rougnon-glasson@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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