Thanks to the work of Indaver, in particular, recycling has become the norm for waste streams such as glass, paper and plastics. But we can only recover raw materials from hazardous waste if we have a guarantee that this can be done at no risk whatsoever to humans or the environment. Indaver has taken up this challenge!
We are constantly looking for new and better ways of recycling hazardous waste. In the past, the emphasis was on the neutralisation of hazardous waste by breaking down the molecules in chemical processes. We are studying the components of these waste streams that are sufficiently valuable to be recovered safely and efficiently.
Accordingly, we examine the smallest component parts, the molecules, to find out which can be recycled and put to good use, with no risk. Indaver’s regeneration of hydrochloric acid at Tata Steel, in Ijmuiden, is a good example of this. In addition, Indaver is already successfully recovering palladium, iodine and other quality materials from residues. We are also researching how we can recover sulphuric acid, fluorine, iodine and precious metals.