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10. August 2012
CURRENTA at RWM, Sept. 11-13, NEC Birmingham, Hall/Stand: 19W33
Clean the extreme and much more
At this year's RWM in Birmingham, chemical park operator CURRENTA will both showcase its wide range of disposal solutions for hazardous waste and give insights into new recycling methods.
The four CURRENTA rotary kilns with their mature flue gas purification process, for example, are also highly suitable for pretreating composite materials, enabling energy to be recovered and pollutants to be reliably destroyed from electronics scrap or old lithium ion batteries. The metals obtained are enriched to enable them to be recycled more safely, efficiently and effectively presorted following the thermal pretreatment process.
CURRENTA Environment will also use its presence at the environmental fair in Birmingham to highlight the benefits of the European "Clean the extreme" network that are also potentially available to a new member on the British market. Close collaboration in collection, transport, disposal and recycling of demanding waste streams brings advantages in terms of synergy for the participating partners. For its members, which include CURRENTA from Germany, Chimirec from France and Riccoboni from Italy, this cooperation leads to even better capacity utilization of their facilities.
And for customers this network has, above all, two advantages. First, it increases the degree of disposal certainty – if one vendor is experiencing an outage or has insufficient capacity, another network partner can quickly and flexibly take the order. And second, the system of facilities increases the choice of disposal and recycling options. Customers can, for example, utilize capacities in LANXESS's sulfuric acid cracking plant that purifies contaminated sulfuric acid, allowing it to be reused for chemical processes. CURRENTA also markets Bayer HealthCare's iodine recovery plant and distillation facility for specific solvents on the free European market via this network.
About CURRENTA Environment
The Environment Business Unit of Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG, a joint venture between Bayer AG and LANXESS AG, specializes in all kinds of waste disposal and cleanup tasks. Its broad-ranging portfolio of services, which are delivered by around 600 environmental specialists, extends from the disposal of hazardous waste, the collection and recycling of waste, and wastewater treatment all the way through to the cleaning of large-scale containers, drums and tankers, the demand-based use of environmental technologies, and legal advice. These wide-ranging environmental services are available to customers at the three CHEMPARK sites in Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen as well as external customers in the chemical, steel, automotive and electronics industries inside and outside Germany.