For decades, recycling has been limited to sorting, grinding, melting and otherwise expending great effort and energy to de-construct a used, finished product and turn it back into a less-processed version of that same product.
Can the essential building blocks of useful products, in this case hydrogen and carbon atoms, be extracted from waste streams such as municipal solid waste (MSW), construction & demolition waste (C&D), worn-out tires, and sludges of various kinds and recombined into liquid fuels such as diesel and jet fuel as well as aromatic hydrocarbons used for octane enhancement and paraxylenes used in polyester fiber production and the PET bottle manufacturing industry?
Utilizing a patented1, proprietary technology developed in collaboration with Mississippi State University, Epurga has literally "cracked" the code of catalytic conversion technology to extract the hydrogen and carbon atoms from commonly generated garbage and re-assemble those atoms in products that are uncommon to the recycling culture. This is in dramatic contrast to what is typically thought of as recycling.
Invented by Mark G. White, Ph.D., professor emeritus of chemical engineering at MSU, the self-contained White Reactor process creates new value from negative value. Not only do the end products have value, but the process of extracting the useful atoms from the waste stream reduces by greater than 50% the volume of the residual solids which remain. And, those residual solids are inert, non-hazardous, and suitable for depositing in any landfill...landfills whose useful lives will be significantly extended by this technology.
1 U.S. Patent 8,906,971 as amended. Other patents pending.