Tyre recycling technology MOLECTRA IS ENEMY no 1 OF MOSQUITOS
Waste tyres consist of approximately 70-80% on average of rubber, with the remainder being a combination of reinforcing materials (steel wires and plastic fibrous cords).
The Molectra® process is remarkably flexible technology for the 21st century,with the ability to switch between production streams to satisfy market demands. The finely ground rubber is used by bitumen roads construction; tile adhesive industries and used to manufacture rubber products (replacing virgin rubber); a dedicated amount of rubber can be processed in the MolectraVac (vacuum microwave) unit to extract the oils and hign quality carbon (approximately 1:1 ratio).
Unlike all other tyre recycling methods, the Molectra® technology completely eliminates pollution and disposal problems as well as all associated costs, while extracting valuable commodities to supply to many different markets.
The process firstly involves the complete recovery of all components which on average consist of:
|1) Rubber||70% (truck)||70% (car)|
|2) Steel||27% (truck)||15% (car)|
|3) Fibres||3%(truck)||15% (car)|
All of these by-products are used to manufacture further value-added-products that have higher market value and demand.
The scientifically developed and independently tested process reclaims all of the components that make up a tyre cleanly and efficiently (100% recovery). There is no waste, residue or emissions.
The Molectra® process was designed specifically to lower the cost of processing waste tyres. One specific innovation of the process is the recovery of hydrocarbon gas and oil. Independent and university conducted tests report outlines that 390 litres of hydrocarbons can be extracted from each one tonne of tyre input. One third of this gas/oil would generate sufficient power to operate the recycling/manufacturing plant.The company can provide energy to other local businesses to attract carbon credits.
The rubber, hydrocarbons; carbon and manufactured products generated by the Molectra® process have been scientifically tested by several independent laboratories. A short summary of these results is outlined below:
- The rubber powders do not have any metallic or thread contaminants and suitable to manufacture high quality rubber products or
- processed in a microwave 53% of the rubber feedstock is recovered as carbon which is 97.3% pure;
- 47% of the rubber feedstock is recovered as oil and has a calorific value (CV) of 42.5MJ per kg