EnviraPACâ„¢ not only has engineered a high performing activated carbon product from renewable, low-cost materials, we have a distinct advantage over competitors in how we produce the activated carbon.
The heart of our process is a proprietary biomass carbonization reactor (patent-pending) which is able to convert biomass into a carbon product at a 25-50% conversion rate with no external heat inputs. The carbonization system is, in fact, able to produce enough heat to dry incoming biomass and drive the activation process, while leaving energy available for other purposes such as electricity generation.
Normal activation of coal requires approximately 11,000 cubic feet of natural gas to drive the activation reaction. Because of the unique and proprietary way we manage the decomposition of the incoming biomass we are able to utilize the energy from combustion of the gases and tars produced in decomposition rather than using natural gas, or other external energy sources for heating. The enviraPACâ„¢ is process fully auto-thermic and includes several proprietary unprecedented, uses of the excess heat and energy which are central to the protected enviraPACâ„¢ system.
The unique manufacturing system engineered by enviraPACâ„¢ includes the ability to rapidly deploy the reactor system to the field locations. Rather than manufacturing the equipment enviraPACâ„¢ has contracted with various fabricators to manufacture specific components. The various components are then assembled at the final locations. This method enables costs to be controlled while eliminating the need to warehouse the required equipment. The trade secrets and proprietary equipment is protected by using different manufacturers that only make components, never an entire system.
This combination of unique methods and careful material design allows us to produce highly effective engineered sorbents for the removal of mercury from flue gas, or virtually any other application.