A recycling solution tailor-made
for each catalyst ;
Increasing environmental concern is putting more and more emphasis on waste minimisation, and responsible disposal, therefore the choice is limited.
Ideally catalysts should be regenerated and re-used either in the same or another application. Eurecat can carry out a regenerability study to evaluate the re-usability of a given catalyst (prior to regeneration).
But inevitably when re-use is no longer possible, other means must be found to minimise the waste generated, and its potentially harmful effects on the environment.
Eurecat offers a tailor-made solution for each catalyst, with a range of metal recycling schemes perfectly adapted to your needs; maximising recycling, and minimising costs.
A RECYCLING NETWORK FOR TOTAL FLEXIBILITY
A wide range of catalysts is used in the oil refining, petrochemical and chemical industries today, with more types and levels of poisons.
Eurecat has been working for many years to develop processes and routes that provide the flexibility to cope with these variations.
Throughout the world, our plants and our network of industrial partners can provide you with economically viable routes for the recycling of all metals from molybdenum to cobalt, nickel, arsenic and beyond.
Each of these partners has been carefully audited and selected by EURECAT for their environmental awareness, their quality policy, and their financial stability.
Many of our customers have also audited these partners with us.
Eurecat S.A. is also pre-authorized for the recycling of spent catalyst classified in the amber list.
THE RECYCLING PROCESS
The Eurecat S.A. recycling process begins with sampling, analyses, and evaluation, in order to determine the most suitable route for recycling the metals on your catalyst.
Having selected the most suitable route, the necessary preconditioning is defined. This can range from simply ensuring that the catalyst is suitably packaged, labelled and has the necessary paperwork for transport and identification, to, more usually separation of the various products received (ceramics, catalyst types), a controlled carbon burn-off, and if necessary a first hydrometallurgical treatment at La Voulte.
After these initial preparations and pretreatments, the next step is to recover the remaining metals by either pyro or hydrometallurgical routes, for example, in the manufacture of nickel, cobalt or steel.
Once the entire metal recycling process has been completed, Eurecat S.A will issue a disposal certificate, certifying that the catalyst has been disposed of through metal recycling by one of its approved routes.
Eurecat S.A. offers a door-to-door service for the total recycling of your spent catalysts; taking care of transport, customs or intra-states formalities and providing assistance concerning the legislation associated with the transfrontier movement of waste.