ARDAU provides ELECTRICITY, clean water and fertiliser for rural communities, using their own CARBON WASTES (plastics, rice husks, biomass, sewage, wood, municipal waste etc.). This technology can capture all Greenhouse gases, so there are NO EMISSIONS.
Other wastes including industrial, medical and contaminated wastes can be used on an industrial scale, producing significant amounts of electricity for cities, together with high purity, saleable gases: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
A 5 MWh UNIT can be placed in a mobile 40 foot container, enabling its transportation to crisis areas or remote locations. Each Unit includes a carbon reactor, a turbo-expander which is coupled to a generator, and associated control systems. Larger units can be built to retrofit power stations so saving on infrastructure and jobs.
The supply of locally generated Electricity allows for the widespread growth of electric and hydrogen fueled vehicles.
The Inventor Frans Bezuidenhout created ARDAU Power Generation Technology after many years of research and 8 pilot plants. This technology was specifically targeted to provide a constant supply of electricity and clean water to rural communities by enabling them to use their own local carbon resources. In addition ARDAU technology can treat difficult wastes and significantly reduce air pollution.
Frans Bezuidenhout commenced his research in 1994 using sub-critical pilot plants, then moved on to designing ARDAU`s Super Critical technology. His aim was to create a totally new approach to the extraction of energy from any carboniferous material, and this lead him into the fascinating world of the Super Critical phases of energy production. He invented a tubeless "Boiler" that could potentially revolutionise the world of steam boilers. Eight successive experimental pilot plants were constructed. Mark 8 tested a whole array of carboniferous materials from which electricity could be generated, and was accredited by the international accreditation company Société générale de surveillance (SGS). The output capacities of these ARDAU units can vary between 5 and 250 MWh, and the technology meets all relevant international environmental legislative requirements.
Globally, Supercritical fluid is used to generate electrical power, and to render harmless toxic and hazardous materials. Further it can be used to gasify wet biomass, such as food waste and feedstock manure, to produce hydrogen.
Ardau Power Generation Technology operates in the Supercritical (SC) to Advanced Ultra-Supercritical (A-USC) sphere for power generation and treatment of waste.
The essence of the Ardau Power Generation System is the use of its patented supercritical fluid technology, allowing it to be compact and portable, with a typical 5MWh unit being placed in a standard 40ft shipping container.
Wastes that can be used for the generation of electricity and clean water include: plastics, raw sewage, agriculture and farm wastes, rice husks, forestry wastes, oil and chemical industrial effluent, coal slag, medical wastes, and general municipal waste. These wastes can also be mixed.
Ardau Power Generation Technology renders harmless toxic and hazardous organic and inorganic wastes, and recovers energy from them to generate power and heat.
By being able to combine different carbon feedstocks, companies can be assured of an uninterrupted supply of carbon fuel, so contributing to energy security in the provision of a highly efficient, low cost electricity supply.
The ARDAU patented system uses an underwater exothermic reaction in the Ardau Multipurpose Carbon Reactor to extract maximum energy from the feedstock, producing supercritical fluid to drive the turbo-expander to generate electricity.
Unlike other power station operations, no ash or particulates are produced. Non-toxic heavy metals are captured and collected for recycling and utilisation. As nothing is burned and all process gases can be captured internally, there are no Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
In addition to providing non-polluting, low-cost and sustainable constant green energy, by-products such as water (H2O), hydrogen (H), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are produced, and can be captured and sold to third parties.
ARDAU technology operates at very high efficiency and its capital investment and operating costs are low.
When compared to other renewable energy systems, ARDAU can produce a decentralised, constant electricity supply using a wide variety of carboniferous fuels, and is not reliant on having a Grid connection or on wind or sun. Besides supplying electricity and clean water, it can also provide saleable gases.
The outputs, besides electricity, from the reactor are vital to sustain and grow communities:
• Water is often in short supply and not readily available near rural communities. Many cities are short of clean water and rely on desalinisation to ensure a regular supply.
• Carbon dioxide can be sold to bottling plants or combined with nitrogen to produce urea fertiliser for the agricultural industry. It is also used in many industrial processes.
• Hydrogen is a green fuel which can be used for transportation and is already used in a variety of industrial operations. Ardau Technology is the most advanced, efficient and low-cost hydrogen production process.
• Carbon monoxide is used as a fuel in industrial operations
ACWP is the sales and marketing arm of Ardau Power Technology Systems Manufacturing ( APTSM).
APTSM and ACWP work in close partnership to achieve sales, operations and manufacture of ARDAU units, ensuring that the flow of technical knowledge and access to ARDAU intellectual property rights, including relevant licences, moves seamlessly from one company to the other as required by customers.
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