‘green’ virgin carbon black prime N 600 & petroleum from recycled tires
biological system dependance on recycle – reuse
Bionomic biogenics is about biological creation of raw materials with industrial applications. Where biology is hard-pressed to recycle and make use of man-made substances and products, we need to work on sustainable reclamation of raw materials with appropriate man-made technologies. The reclamation and correct renewal of our own abiotic products is necessary in order for bionomics to work. The consequences, if we choose to ignore environmental impacts of man-made [petroleum] carbon products, are well known. The writing is in the oceans, the water we drink and the air we breathe.
For a lot of reasons complex man-made hydrocarbon compounds, specifically high end mass produced petroleum derivatives like plastics and tires should be at the top of everybody’s list to be recaptured, recycled, broken down and reclaimed in the form of industrial grade raw materials to achieve a sustainable closed cycle without waste. Unfortunately all to-date attempts of recycling and reclaiming old tires and plastics have resulted in diminished value ‘return products’ AND dangerous as well as toxic waste by-products. Not exactly a sustainable solution when in the end you still end up with garbage that impacts the environment…
what’s new? – ‘green’ virgin carbon black prime N-600
At least in the case of old tires ( the world produces one each year for every man woman and child on this planet) now finally there is a light at the end of the tunnel. June 14th of 2011 the U.S. Patent office granted patent #7,959,890 for a sustainable, environmentally sound & friendly, continuous process that reclaims industrial grade raw materials from old tires producing distillate oil and gas, steel, and [green] Carbon Black (CBp) of consistently high quality. All other prior & current art is batch and/or produces output products unsuitable for downstream use in industrial raw material replacement applications.
industrial grade raw materials from old tires!
All outputs have been independently verified to be of consistently high quality. The oil recovered from the process has been proven to meet the specifications for No. 6 fuel oil. The steel generated is classified as a No. 1 or No. 2 Heavy Melting Steel (HMS) and the quality of the CBp has been independently verified to have characteristics falling within the specifications range of virgin Prime N-600 to N-700 series carbon black.
industrial scale production potential
To put this into perspective, based on published numbers, the industrialized world continues to amass used tires at the alarming yearly rate of one for every man, woman, and child. North America by itself ’produces’ over 300 million scrap tires each year. Canada is responsible for some 29.8 million annually, according to the Rubber Association of Canada. The US, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association, produced some 299 million scrap tires in 2005. I guess they stopped counting after 2005…
The typical automobile tire contains approximately 4 liters of oil, about 230 g of fibre, a kilogram or more of carbon black and about a kilogram each of steel and methane.
I will let you, the reader, do the numbers what that means in terms of renewed industrial grade raw materials from reclaimed materials that do not have to be made from or with virgin petroleum inputs!
P.S. I have it on good authority that the Carbon Black produced by this process can
be ‘activated’ and used in water filtration to remove heavy metals!