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Turning Waste into Electricity

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  • Sterling D. Allan
    Here s a little of what I ve been involved with lately: http://www.remnantsaints.com/AlternativeUtilities/Waste_Energy/sanpete1.htm If you would like to
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 4, 2002
      Here's a little of what I've been involved with lately:
      If you would like to approach your own local government officials about this, and head up the implementation of this in your area, let us know.  You could either serve as a catalyst to find someone else to take this up as a carreer opportunity, or you can do it yourself.
      Realize that because this is still a new approach, that there are risks involved; though not nearly as many as in other ventures you might consider.  It is certainly worth the risk when you factor in the potential benefits to mankind.  Depending on how much initiative you are willing to put forth, this is not something you should expect will fall into place in a matter of a few weeks.  It is a long process and complicated procedure.
      Press Release
      August 5, 2002
      Landfill Association Hears Proposal for Turning Waste into Electricity
      MANTI, Utah
      Creative Energy Systems of Ontario Recycling of New York presented a proposal to members of the Sanpete County Landfill Association on July 31 and August 1, introducing new technology that if implemented could clean up the landfills and generate low cost electricity and raw materials for manufacturing in the process, with no emissions or leaching to the environment.  Medical, municipal, industrial, even radioactive waste could be cleaned up as well using this process.  They also presented smaller-scale technology that could convert tires, medical waste and sewage to electricity.
      Welton Myers, executive director of Creative Energy Systems, explained that the technique combines several existing technologies in a way that has never been done before.  Sanpete could be the first county in the world to fully implement this revolutionary combination, which is in process of also being adapted in Rochester, NY; St. George; and Boise, ID.  Myers is working with Ephraim resident Sterling Allan and his associates to help implement these technologies here.
      A key component of the high-volume system that could handle as much as 120 tons of waste per hour, or as low as one ton per hour, in the case of Sanpete County's estimate load, would implement plasma ark technology developed by Westinghouse that has been in use for over 20 years.
      The process entails passing the waste matter through ionic gases activated by plasma torches, which "essentially amounts to bombarding it with an ion curtain," theorizes Dr. Grant R. Wood, Senior Engineer for Research and Development at Clear Water Corporation, and one of the primary inventors of the ion curtain process.  "This causes the bonding of the molecules to break, making it go from a solid-molecular state to an atomic stage, which re-forms into gasses, elemental metals and silica.  The gasses are then burned or turned into oil; and the metals and silica are used for manufacturing new products."
      Myers proposes that one could take the high-temperature gasses that are emitted, cool them with injection of water, which would immediately turn to steam, creating even more thrust, and then run this through special jet turbines, which could turn generators for electricity.  As the particulate matter, dissolved in the water, passes out of the turbines, it can then be sent through frequency resin filters that can then pull off specific elements to also be used as raw materials for manufacturing.
      A portion of this process was demonstrated by Myer's associates in Boise Idaho for one year, using a smaller-scale tire-burning process.  They did not run the outflow through a jet turbine or frequency resin filters, but exhausted it through a stack, which an EPA-approved engineer measured at 10% of their emission standards, because the burning process is so efficient.
      The addition of the turbine generators and the frequency resin filters are steps that have not yet been implemented in this particular application; but the technology for those portions are already in use elsewhere.  "It is just a matter of now combining these," said Myers.
      Both Ephraim and Fairview's mayors expressed an interest in implementing another variation of the smaller-scale process presented by Myers.  It would take tires and dry sewage in a primary burner at approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit, creating a vapor that is then passed into a secondary, 1400-degree pre-heated chamber, which would ignite the vapor, burning it at 3,000 to 3,500 degrees.  This high temperature then instantly vaporizes additional dry sewage in a third stage jet engine like combustor.  The emerging matter would then be combined with water, which would instantly turn to steam, cooling the outflow as well as adding addition thrust that would then be passed through the turbines to generate electricity.  Medical and industrial waste could also be inserted along with the sewage in the tertiary burner.
      Prior to this procedure, raw sewage is run through a new vortex process that results in 98 percent of the water being removed.  Dry sewage has a BTU output near that of coal.
      Ephraim and Fairview are both in process of looking toward expanding their sewage handling capabilities.  Mayor Capserson anticipated that Ephraim city would use the spin-off water from this process for irrigation.  Mayor Worley of Fairview was interested in inserting this process prior to the new sewage microfiltration system their city is currently securing, which could then pass the purified water into the culinary system.  This could extend the life of the microfiltration system many-fold and eliminate the need for additional evaporation ponds.
      As for possibly implementing a larger-scale version, Creative Energy Systems approached Sanpete County's Landfill Association about establishing a contract to use their landfills for implementing a prototype and have an assurance of using their flow of garbage along with the tipping fees or landfill maintenance funds over an extended period of time so as to insure a return on the investment of building the necessary machines required.
      Creative Energy Systems would then sell the generated electricity to the County Association or to the cities -- at a rate of approximately 5 cents per kilowatt for both the large-scale and smaller-scale units.
      In both the case of the large and the smaller-scale units, Creative Energy Systems would come up with private funding, and is not asking either the county or the individual cities to finance this operation.  The particular private placement funding program Creative Energy Systems intends to implement, as explained to the Landfill Association, is used successfully in many other humanitarian funding situations, amounting to several trillion dollars worldwide.
      Sterling D. Allan
      email: sterlingda@...
      666 S. 60 E.
      Ephraim, UT 84627
      Welton Meyers
      e-mail: thoren70@...
      Phone: 716-328-4253.
      Ontario Recycling, Inc.
      12 Cairn Street
      Rochester, NY 14611
      Waste to Energy by Ion Dissociation, with no Pollution
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