Indaver is a supplier of high-quality materials and aims to expand this further. We continuously look for new and more efficient ways of recovering materials.
Thanks to the efforts of Indaver – among others – recycling has become the standard for waste flows such as glass, paper and plastics. Recovering raw materials from hazardous waste, on the other hand, is only feasible if we can be certain that this is safe for humans and the environment. Indaver meets this challenge.
We constantly look for new and better ways to valorise hazardous waste materials. In the past, the emphasis was on neutralising hazardous waste by breaking down the molecules in the chemical process. We are now studying which components of this waste flow have sufficient value for recovering them in a safe and efficient manner.
We examine the tiniest building-blocks – molecules – to see which ones can be reused safely and effectively. An example of this is the hydrochloric generation by Indaver at Tata Steel in Ijmuiden. We are studying whether and how we can recover chlorine, sulphuric acid, fluorine, iodine and valuable metals.
Indaver examines how residues could be used from thermal treatment using energy recovery (waste-to-energy). This concerns recovery of rare earth metals, phosphorus and copper. This eliminates the need for mining new raw materials and significantly limits the amount of residues that is dumped.