New process for reducing dioxins in the combustion process by adding sulfur-containing waste

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Researchers at the Ecological Chemistry Research Institute of the GSF center
near Munich have developed a new process that can significantly reduce dioxins in the gas exhausts of incinerators. By
adding non-toxic sulfur bonds, they managed a
reduction of dioxin up to 99%.

As otherwise ordinary household waste contain some
by sulfur bonds, such process opens perspectives completely
news, in terms of recycling for the burning of waste, but also
for other combustion devices such as power plants coal. he
would then be added to fuel a portion HOUSEHOLD WASTE
SELECTED containing these sulfur bonds to allow to reduce
considerably the fumes of dioxins.

A patent has been filed in Germany in the office of European patents,
constituting an important step in exploiting the results of this project
subsidized by the European Union. D'after Karl-Werner Schramm, the
Director of the Institute of Ecological Chemistry, GSF center, it is
now necessary to realize a series of tests at the scale of
industrial incinerators. Mr. Schramm and his colleagues are seeking
an industrial partner making available its facilities for
continue their research.

contacts:
- GSF - Forschungszentrum fur Umwelt und Gesundheit / Presse- und
Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, tel: + 49 89 31 87 24 60, Fax: + 49 89 31 87 33 24,
e-mail: oea@gsf.de
Sources: Depeche IDW, Press release of the GSF center, 22 / 09 / 2004
Editor: Jerome Rougnon-Glasson,
jerome.rougnon-glasson@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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