[GRRN] no Neutralysis, but Tekkaseki

Fritz R. Franke (frf5k@virginia.edu)
Wed, 7 Apr 1999 10:21:49 -0400

At 02:50 PM 4/6/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I have been asked about a process referred to as "neutralysis" which
>reportedly converts MSW into a
>light weight aggregate for a construction material.
> Peter

I don't have any info on "neutralysis" but a possible alternative would be
looking into the Tekkaseki technology. This procedure uses a high
compression rate on garbage, (1400-2800 lbs/sq in.) creates 'bales' or
blocks of garbage with low moisture content and no cavities, that can be
landfilled, or coated with 1000 lbs of concrete and used for retaining
walls, buildings, barriers, garages, and parking decks. When encased in
concrete, you actually end up with a 3000 lb building block. Talk about
recycling and reuse. This is the ultimate.

I won't take up everyone's time with the details. Waste Age had a wonderful
article on this technology back in the early 90's. If anyone is intersted,
I'll dig up the article and tell you the exact date.
Fritz R. Franke
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