Unique waste management facility launched! Mass media about the event in JSC Apatit

Waste management facility Russia’s only industrial waste, used CAT tires and railway sleepers, management Complex was launched at the production site of JSC Apatit ore-dressing plant (PhosAgro Group) in Murmansk region on August 29. Safe Technologies Industrial Group manufactured and supplied the equipment for the Complex arrangement: КТО-100.К40.П incinerator and TDP-1 pyrolysis plant. The event aroused great interest on the part of the media.

The complex includes two modules, one of which gives the fuel necessary for the operation of another unit, by treatment of mining equipment tires that have become unusable, the Khibinformburo news agency reports. Obtained fuel by a very short pipeline is immediately pumped to the adjacent module, where it is used for the utilization of railway sleepers, used oil filters and other industrial wastes of high toxicity.

The agency quotes Anton Turtanov, the Head of the Environmental Control and Nature Management Department of JSC Apatit, about the environmental safety of KTO and TDP:

Driven by high temperatures in a sealed chamber, the tires, if anything, is decomposed. The fully automated process eliminates harmful emissions into the atmosphere. (…) The main feature of this facility is that the exhaust gases are burned in a special chamber at a temperature of up to 1500 °C. All substances dangerous to human health, for example, dioxins, are simply split into safe components.

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IA TASS, Izvestia newspaper website and the Rambler.News portal reported that both automatic mode units may scale back landfilling 20 times-fold. All the equipment is domestic and manufactured by Safe Technologies, St. Petersburg Company.

According to the REGNUM information agency  and news portal Bezformata.ru 15% of scrap metal, carbon residue and 45% of liquid are obtained from a ton of old tires. Decomposing, rubber releases gas, which condenses and turns into liquid fuel. It, in turn, will be used in the waste thermal treatment plant. It processes industrial waste, such as fuel filters and sleepers, altogether is more than 100 types of waste.

According to the Nord-News and NationNews portals, the acquisition and commissioning of this Complex corresponds to the implementation of the investment strategy of the PhosAgro Group, the main vector of which is the construction of facilities using the most advanced technologies, in particular — sustainable production. This was stated by Director General of PJSC PhosAgro Andrey Guriev: ‘Such assets are more environmentally friendly and have low-impact on the environment.’

The implemented project is one of the articles of the agreement on environmental safety between the PhosAgro and the Government of the Murmansk region in the Year of Ecology in Russia.

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As noted by the Director General of JSC PhosAgro-Cherepovets Mikhail Rybnikov, the facility will work not only for the needs of the company, but also for the entire region, as the utilization of industrial wastes is a problem for all mining enterprises.

The Director General of JSC Apatit managing organization Andrey Abrashitov expressed confidence that the work of this complex will be highly appreciated by the industrialists of the region, the Government of the region and the ecological community.

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