independent study can save millions.
So many times we
have seen a gasification project study put out to
RFP and the winning company will be less than half
of most of the others. Why? There has to be a
reason. Well there is!
seems to be an immediate saving of 50% on the cost
of the study that could be several thousands of
dollars in some cases, depending on the size of the
project to be studied, it is a very false savings.
A biased study
giving a solution slanted to a specific technology
or supplier can and will be astronomically more
expensive in the long run.
To dismiss all
other technologies in favor of a one technology fits
all bias is totally wrong and in most parts,
unethical. Hundreds of thousands of dollars more
than necessary are then built into the actual cost
of the project itself.
studies will recommend only Pyrolysis; others will
recommend only Plasma arc gasification. However, a
pyrolysis plant will do most of the job but will not
gasify everything because of the limitation in
temperature ranges. A plasma arc plant on the other
hand will gasify virtually everything but is
exceptionally expensive in dealing with everyday
unbiased study as an example would intelligently
inform that a combination of technologies might be
more efficient and economical for a specific
project. Instead of a one hundred and twenty million
dollar plasma arc plant utilizing 18 Inch plasma
torches just to handle the volume it might be
advisable to have a Fifty-two million dollar
pyrolysis plant for the bulk and a much smaller
thirty million dollar plasma arc plant with 4 inch
torches to handle the non gasified contaminates from
the pyrolysis plant and all other hazardous waste as
a separate entity. The two plants could then supply
their combined produced syngas to the same gas
turbines for the production and generation of power.
Just by taking
the best of each technology and combining them, as
on the above example project, it would not only
produce the clean energy from waste, clean up all
contaminates, recycle all energy (BTU’s) locked up
in dumps and land fills, but also save up to fifty
eight million dollars in the process.
A Forty Million
Dollar ($40,000,000.00) saving on the plant design,
engineering and construction cost while
giving the same waste to energy efficiency and for
the sake of having an unbiased study as opposed to
one that would be biased to any one specific
technology or supplier.
unbiased study can also make recommendations and
observations for other ideas and properties that
could also help with specific project. For example:
Materials and concrete recycling contaminate
destruction and clean distilled water production