Spent Catalyst Drying

Why Spend on What's Already Been Spent?

"SPENT" CATALYSTS ARE STRICTLY REGULATED DUE TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS THEY POSE, AND SINCE LANDFILL DISPOSAL IS UNACCEPTABLE, COMPANIES SUFFER BIG EXPENSES.

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VULCAN® DRYING SYSTEMS' TECHNOLOGY REMOVES THE HYDROCARBONS OR MERCURY FROM SPENT CATALYSTS, RECOVERING VALUABLE MATERIALS SUCH AS NICKELVANADIUMMOLYBDENUM, AND PLATINUM.

ASR Dryers are engineered to dry automotive shredder residue, making the material easy to transport, separate, and handle by reducing moisture, weight, clumping, and volume.  Vulcan® Drying Systems dryers, can be customized to meet each client's individual project needs. ASR Drying Systems consist of a drum with a burner that is mounted to a combustion chamber. Auto shredder residue is fed into the rotary dryer, to be thermally heated. After the material has been processed, the dried ASR is discharged to a transfer conveyor for further sorting and separation. The vapors from the process are pulled through a cyclone that is designed to manage ASR particulates with the vapor stream. The cyclone and induced air fan can be calibrated to remove light materials such as seat foam to pre-sort those materials from the metals.  Any remaining fine particulates are remediated by the high-temperature baghouse.

Highly efficient Vulcan® Drying Systems ASR Dryers keep material temperature under 185°F (85°C) while reducing ASR moisture levels to as low as 2% by weight. The dryers are fully automated, and production rates and material quality are easily controlled. ASR Dryers are engineered to dry automotive shredder residue, making the material easy to transport, separate, and handle by reducing moisture, weight, clumping, and volume.

Metal separation technology has advanced significantly in the past decade.  Many shredding facilities are "mining" their old landfills of previously processed material and drying it for further separation.

AVOID EXCESSIVE DISPOSAL FEES

Catalysts are essential in the refining of petrochemicals into clean fuel and other valuable products. However, these catalysts become contaminated with impurities such as sulfur and coke. The resultant "spent" catalysts are stricly regulated due to the environmental concerns they pose. Strict regulations mean big expenses for companies producing spent catalysts as a result of their operations, since landfill disposal is unacceptable. With Vulcan® Drying Systems, this doesn't have to be the case. Excessive fees, once incurred from TSD (treatment, storage, and disposal) facilities, are no longer an issue.

RECEIVE A DELISTED END PRODUCT

Spent catalysts are considered solid waste and are strictly regulated by environmental agencies, including the EPA. However, by processing spent catalysts through a Vulcan® Drying Systems Thermal Desorption Unit, this solid waste can be converted into an EPA "delisted" material. The Vulcan® Drying Systems spent catalyst recovery process is safer and cleaner to operate than chemical processes, creating a delisted end-product that is ready for disposal.

PROCESS CATALYSTS, RECOVER METALS, INCREASE PROFITS

Process spent catalysts with Vulcan® Drying Systems' Thermal Technology and recover precious metals, like nickel, vanadium, molybdeum, and platinum, to lessen you environment impact and increase your profits. Vulcan® Drying Systems prides itself in being a global innovator in spent catalyst recovery technology.

THE ADVANTAGES OF CATALYST RECOVERY

With Vulcan® Drying Systems' technology, the petrochemical industry can reclaim the value from spent catalysts. There are many advantages to utilizing Vulcan® Drying Systems' technology in the recovery of spent catalysts, including high recovery rates, the availability of multiple system options (portable, size, cost, etc.), a minimized environmental footprint, and a quick return on your investment.

HOW IS IT DONE?

Vulcan® Drying Systems' thermal desorption technology is designed to process spent catalyst in a way which separates metals from the catalysts' material. Once processed, the remaining material is considered "delisted" and can be disposed of easier and more cost-effectively. The process also destroys hazardous materials that are sometimes mixed with the spent catalysts. Vulcan® Drying Systems thermal desorption units will process up to 5 TPH, with a return on investment typically within the first two years, largely due to the high value found within spent catalysts when hydrocarbons are recovered.

What's Next?

Thermal drying is a proven technology that has been used in a variety of industries and applications. Another example is in the agricultural industry where crops, grains, and animal feed can be dried to facilitate easier storage and more efficient transportation. These benefits can be seen in a large range of products, showing that almost any material can be appropriately dried in order to save time and money.

Concerned about the feasability of processing your auto shredder residue? Schedule a test in our pilot testing facility where you will be provided with exceptional customer service, extensive experience, product ingenuity, and engineered solutions to help you find the perfect process for your material. Our testing center contains two units, one direct fired and one indirect fired, providing options to generate your desired results.

Ready to start working on the specifics for your very own Vulcan® Drying Systems ASR Drying System? Our Technical Sales Engineers are available to discuss your project with you and determine the best course of action moving forward. Our team has decades of combined experience working with systems designed to help with auto shredder residue drying.

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