Coal is the top heat carrier for Thermal Power stations, with a heating value that trumps natural gas by over two times. But with its combustion comes the burden of solid ash-slag waste, which, when left untreated, leads to an environmental catastrophe. The solution? Enter TITAN HYPERPRESS plants, which utilize solid ash-slag waste as a primary raw material for brick production. By doing so, the plants are able to cut production costs, improve ecological impact, and produce high-quality building materials for brickwork. So, what once was considered waste can now become a valuable resource, paving the way for a more sustainable future.
The technology of TITAN HYPERPRESS plants offers several economic advantages for the utilization of solid ash-slag wastes from coal combustion.
Firstly, it allows for the transformation of one ton of solid ash-slag wastes into bricks at a cost of only *20 euros, which is 40 euros cheaper than the cost of disposing of one ton of solid ash-slag wastes. Therefore, the installation of a TITAN HYPERPRESS plant on the output of solid ash-slag wastes can result in significant cost savings for a Thermal Power plant.
Secondly, the production of bricks from solid ash-slag wastes can generate additional profits of 10-30 million euros per year, as these bricks can be used for inside brickwork. This presents an opportunity for Thermal Power plants to diversify their revenue streams and increase profitability.
Finally, the installation of a TITAN HYPERPRESS plant on the output of solid ash-slag wastes eliminates the need for the construction of precipitation tanks or “slag tanks,” which can cost up to 36 million euros per year. Additionally, it can significantly reduce the ecological impact of Thermal Power plants on the environment.
The raw materials composition for TITAN HYPERPRESS plants consists of solid ash-slag wastes, which are a product of primary and secondary processing, comprising 70% of the raw material. Additionally, the raw material includes “soft” stone screenings, a product of primary processing of stone (20%), cement, a product of secondary processing of stone (5%), and water, a universal agent of chemical reactions (5%).
It is worth noting that the solid ash-slag wastes from coal combustion contain several substances, such as SiO2, Al2O3, CaO, MgO, K2O, Na2O, and sulfur compounds, among others. The TITAN HYPERPRESS technology utilizes the substances in the solid ash-slag wastes that are appropriate for brick making, namely, silicon dioxide (SiO2) and aluminum dioxide (Al2O3).