Thermolysis or thermal decomposition or thermal dissociation is a chemical decomposition caused by heat.

It consists of heating waste materials to a moderate temperature (350 to 650°C) in the absence of air, during which the waste materials are decomposed into a solid phase (thermolysis coke), a liquid phase (thermolysis oil or hydrocarbon mixture) and a gaseous phase (thermolysis gas).

This gaseous phase contains a non-condensable fraction (hydrogen, methane, carbon oxides, hydrocarbons, etc.) and a condensable fraction consisting essentially of water and more or less heavy oils.

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  • Materia Nova develops and optimizes pyrolysis / thermolysis processes.
  • Expertise in oil polymerization by plasma, carbon recovery, functional coatings, etc.
  • Plasma reforming on flue gas to synthons, avoiding if possible burning them.

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