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High added value materials from waste tyre gasification residues

Objective

This project is focused on the waste tyres recycling and promotes a thermal process mainly devoted to the production of ceramic materials. The disposal of waste tyres represents a relevant problem within the waste management strategy of the European Community and, despite the attempts of reusing waste tyre in many different ways, a relevant fraction (nearly 23%) is still landfilled. Pyrolysis and gasification are a promising way for alternative high-efficiency material and energy production, since both the processes provide a gaseous and a liquid fraction easily usable as fuels or chemical sources. Nevertheless, besides these encouraging preliminary remarks, the experiences on both pilot and industrial scale have shown that without a valuable exploitation of the solid by-product (char), the whole economic balance of the process is not advantageous and therefore the process is not sustainable. The gasification/pyrolysis treatment of waste tyres, apart from a high hydrogen rich syngas, brings to a very high carbon-rich char fraction, which has been tested in the past as a semi-reinforcing filler for new tyres or as an active carbon. Nevertheless, despite the recent technological advances, it is still unclear whether there is a market demand for this product. On these bases, the main idea of the proposal consists in redirecting the gasification process towards the material recycling, by coupling a second thermal process, dedicated to the plasma synthesis of silicon carbide, to the preliminary waste tyres gasification. The overall strategy of the project’s workplan mainly consists of three levels: a.the development of a sustainable recycling process for the waste tyre treatments, with the final construction of a prototype plant; b.the sustainability assessment, in terms of impact analyses on economical, ecological and social aspects; c.the market requirements analysis and the future perspectives in view of potential stakeholders, and the diffusion of the results.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 326 788
Administrative Contact
Franco Carvisiglia (Mr.)

Participants (8)

EUROPEAN TYRE RECYCLERS ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 150 500,80
Address
Place De La Cathedrale 29
67000 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ettore Musacchi (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 436 090,40
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 512 702
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mustafa Tiris (Prof.)
ELASTRADE S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 87 588
Address
S.s. 17Km 94, 700
67035 Pratola Peligna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ettore Musacchi (Mr.)
TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 551 321,60
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvio Antonio Benussi (Mr.)
FEBE ECOLOGIC - STUDIO ASSOCIATO DI CONSULENSA E FORMAZIONE AMBIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 84 000,80
Address
Via Canalazzo 44
48100 Ravenna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emanuela Scimia (Ms.)
LIQTECH INTERNATIONAL A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 169 400
Address
Industriparken 22C
2750 Ballerup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Husted Kjær (Mr.)
SOCIETA ITALIANA CARBONI ATTIVI VEGETALI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 31 600,80
Address
Zona Industriale
66052 Gissi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Zocaro (Mr.)