Who We Are
Envirowave Energy is a Ohio Company based in Fredericktown, Ohio. Following a four-year in-house development program, Envirowave has developed and commercialized a proprietary microwave/convection technology capable of providing the most cost- effective solution for the continuous drying and sterilizing of waste materials associated with the wastewater treatment industry, chicken and livestock processing industries, and certain food processing industries such as sugar beet/dogfood manufacturers.
Protection of valuable water, air, and land resources is one of the highest priority activities in industrialized countries on the planet. The Company views its mission in society as developing and applying innovative, simple, and cost-effective technologies worldwide to address the recycling of waste streams to environmentally-acceptable end products.
Cost effective and environmentally acceptable enabling technologies including:
· A continuous microwave based drying and sterilizing technologies permit a wide variety of industries to meet and exceed current and planned US EPA standards for pathogen destruction in biosolids and agricultural waste streams.
· A microwave-based "Destruct" technology providing a viable and immediate solution to the demands of the EPA for the treatment and destruction of hazardous waste contamination.
· A scrap automobile tire recycling system producing
carbon black, steel, hydrocarbon
The Industries We Serve
Waste Water Industry - Federal EPA standards (503) require improved treatment of sewage sludge coupled with the restrictions on applying treated sludge as a soil enhancement. The EnviroWave provides a simple and cost effective solution. Competing processes rely on heat generated in some fashion to kill the microbes in the sludge. In addition, binding agents are required, which in addition to the high cost of energy, add significantly to the cost of processing the sludge
Tire Reduction/Conversion - Approximately 200+ million (31 million in California) waste tires are generated each year in the USA representing approximately 7 million barrels of crude oil. Historically these tires have been disposed of in conventional landfills or simply illegally dumped. Both methods pose the risk of fire, as was the case in the tire mountain fires near Modesto, California in the 90's and Sycamore, Ohio in 2001.
The Envirowave technology is particularly suited to this market because the process not only reduces the tires to their basic constituents (steel, carbon black, oil, and gas), but a ready market exists for all the components, either as recycled materials (new tire manufacture) or as feedstock for petrochemical manufacture and electric power generation.
PCB Destruction/Soil Remediation/Treatment - There is a continuing need for this type of short term/portable equipment with hazardous material remediation contractors who generally require the unit for 6-12 month periods. These customers represent an ideal target for leasing a company-owned portable remediation unit. The US Military remains one of the largest target customers for the EnviroWave technology.
The Envirowave unit assures compliance with U.S. EPA regulation 40CFR 761, of July, 2002, during remediation of soil contaminated with Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's) by reducing the PCB's to non-hazardous compounds. Similarly, the Envirowave unit also destroys Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH's) from contaminated soils and aggregates.
The Envirowave Advantage
Commercially Advanced - Based on the results obtained from the proof of concept unit delivered to a commercial client in 2002, the technology provides a cost effective process for removing moisture from organic materials while at the same time destroying all pathogens entrained in the sewage sludge to 100 % effectiveness.
High Power Density - Based on the in-field tests to date of the proof of concept unit, the company has conservatively increased the nominal ratings of the basic 500 kW module and provides a consistent heating and destruct profile in the controlled material to a depth eight times greater than other technologies to date.
Minimal Emissions - The Envirowave unit is designed to control the environment within which various materials are processed.
One hundred percent pathogen kill - The Envirowave directs the microwave energy to heat the sewage sludge to drive off entrained moisture and destroy odors, while creating an atmosphere that literally causes the pathogen to explode.
A unit using this technology is located in the Fredericktown Waste & Sewage Plant in Fredericktown, OH.
Inventor of the Technology
John F. Novak
Mr. Novak was an electronics engineer and served as Vice-President of Envirowave Energy and Director of Research and Development. An entrepreneur who specialized in identifying new technologies in the waste handling and reduction industry, John had devoted a decade to the successful development of microwave-based technologies
Mr. Novak held 28 domestic and foreign patents. Click here for a patent list.
Research and Development Activities:
Envirowave's R&D efforts on its proprietary product lines, offers the following advantages to its commercial customers:
· Total energy consumption on a per unit basis is approximately sixty percent (60%) less than any competing technology.
· A plant footprint that is seventy-five percent (75%) of competing non-microwave technologies with a resulting decrease in installation costs of fifty-percent (50%).
· The EnviroWave technology is designed for unattended operation, decreasing the number of plant operating personnel by forty percent.
· The EnviroWave equipment costs approximately sixty-five percent less than any competing technology for the drying and sterilization and 33-45% of competing equipment used in the tire destruction and soil remediation industries.
· Third-party emissions testing agencies have confirmed that the EnviroWave unit operates below minimum EPA specifications.