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Features & Benefits

The major features and benefits of PLASCON® are:

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  • PLASCON® is not an incinerator. It utilises pyrolysis, which is a process of degradation, resulting from extreme temperatures, to break down concentrated organic waste molecules.
  • Destruction efficiencies in excess of 99.9999% are common.
  • PLASCON® utilises an electrical discharge process which can be controlled by an electronic control system with extremely short response times.
  • A single 150kW unit can process 1 to 3 tonne/day depending on the waste to be treated.
  • PLASCON®  is suitable for gases and liquids. Solids need to be converted to liquid or gaseous form before treatment.
  • Units are modular. By installing multiple units, an increase in throughput can be accommodated as the need arises.
  • Utilises conventional chemical process concepts.
  • PLASCON® can be configured for on-site, in situ operation, within a production plant; the waste does not have to be transported to a central facility.
  • The process is equally well suited for destroying stockpiled waste.
  • The skid mounted PLASCON® plant is very compact, being approximately the size of a shipping container.


  • Ultimate elimination of hazardous waste, either in-process or stockpiled.
  • PLASCON® offers extremely safe operation. The entire process is fully computer controlled and monitored, if required shutdown can be effected within milliseconds.
  • Key process elements are maintained under vacuum to avoid in-process gas leakage to atmosphere.
  • No toxic residues are generated.
  • Emissions to the atmosphere are substantially lower than existing and proposed international standards.
  • Relative to comparable technologies, the capital cost is low.
  • Operating costs for concentrated organic wastes are very competitive.
  • Servicing is simple, clean and inexpensive.
  • Plant utilisation above 90% is common.
  • The plant can be shutdown and back up and running in less than half an hour.
  • Operators of the PLASCON® process, require a basic understanding of conventional chemical processing techniques.
  • Minimal plant supervision is required while the process is in operation. If so desired the plant can be remotely monitored and controlled from a central control room.