Active carbons are used for the cleaning of exhaust fumes and wastewater and subsequently contain traces of mercury. Materials from industrial processes that contain mercury furthermore form a major disposal problem. Safe storage of this waste is only possible if the mercury is removed beforehand, e.g. through distillation. Afterwards, substance-based recycling or re-use is possible, instead of adding it to landfill.
Batrec has developed a process in which loaded active carbon can be detoxified in an environmentally-responsible manner. It can then be safely recycled. The task of Batrec Industrie AG for the recycling of loaded active carbon is unique, and is used by customers from the petrochemical, chemical industries, waste-water treatment plants, and waste management companies all over the world.