SCWO is an advanced oxidation method that handles a variety of organic wastes, in particular wet wastes in concentrated slurries such as wastewater sludge, biosolids, and agricultural, pharmaceutical and chemical wastes.
The SCWO units are compact, prefabricated and modular so they can be cost effectively shipped, installed and operated within the footprint of an existing plant.
SCWO is a truly disruptive technology that has the potential to shift the global waste management paradigm from treatment to resource recovery.
SCWO uses the unique properties of water above its critical point (374 °C and 221 bar). In these conditions, in the presence of oxygen, organics are rapidly converted to clean water, inert gases, recoverable mineral salts and reusable heat with >99% reduction in solids volume. The process has proven effective at eliminating emerging contaminants such as PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane, drugs, microplastics and pathogens.