Having identified various material streams with significant beneficiation potential, OSHO SA RECYCLING (Pty) Ltd ("OSAR") (http://www.osar.co.za) was incorporated in April 2010 with the aim of actively remedying some of the many global environmental concerns.Two such material streams include plastic and rubber. The used tyre stream is a worldwide problem since scrap tyres, which are not biodegradable, are typically disposed off in land-fills, illegally dumped or hazardously burnt. Poor environmental management of the used tyre stream has prompted the development and implementation of a pyrolysis-based process that allows for the production of fuel and other material commodities.
These greener products perform just as well as their conventional counter-parts but have the added benefit of offering both economical and ecological advantages.Key products that are derived from the recycling process include heating fuel, pyrolytic coke and steel. OSAR currently operates 4 pyrolysis reactors with a recycling capacity of 14000 tons per annum. The plant is equipped with specialized and technologically-advanced tyre processing machinery which ensures that product yield and quality are optimal. OSAR intends on further developing and expanding the facility to recycle upto 36 000 tons per annum of feedstock
Pyrolysis is the thermal degradation of organic material in the absence of oxygen. Appropriate feedstock such as rubber, plastic and wood undergoes chemical decomposition at elevated temperatures in a contained environment under controlled conditions to produce pyrolytic products that are of premium quality and environmentally friendly. Since thermal processing occurs in the absence of oxygen, there is no direct combustion and burning of raw materials resulting in negligible emissions as compared to conventional incineration processes.