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PEAT International to build plasma waste treatment plant in Taiwan

March 16, 2005

An American firm will build Taiwan´s first commercial plasma solid waste disposal system to treat biomedical waste and incinerator fly ash.

PEAT International Inc. received government acceptance of the project this month to operate the facility, which will dispose of about 3 tons of waste per day. The company designed and built the plant over 18 months at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City, Taiwan. PEAT also owns a similar facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, that treats industrial and laboratory solvent liquid waste.

The Northbrook, Ill.-based company´s proprietary technology uses plasma torches to convert waste into a nontoxic synthetic gas, which can produce electricity and other products.