High Heat Waste Packaging

It is widely known that the combustion of fossil fuels produces a significant amount of toxic emissions, but another remnant of this combustion is the high heat waste that is left behind. These remnants have incredibly high temperatures and cannot be handled, stored, or transported like regular waste. This type of waste includes materials such as ash, slag, and even particulates which are removed from flue gas. These wastes were categorized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as special wastes, and have since been excluded from the list of hazardous waste. However, they still need to be handled with extreme care and caution.

Types of High Heat Waste:

High heat waste produced by different industries varies depending on the industry-specific procedures. However, here are a few major types of high heat waste:

  • Cement Kiln Dust Waste – Cement kiln dust (CKD) is a finely ground waste material generated during the cement production process. This type of high heat waste is so minute that it can be collected using an air pollution control system. CKD having primarily unreacted components is returned to the system, and CKD with certain harmful components such as alkali metals are collected and disposed of at landfills.
  • Crude Oil and Natural Gas Waste – This type includes waste generated from the procurement of natural gas, oil, and geothermal energy that was likely brought to the earth’s surface during gas and oil exploration.
  • Fossil Fuel Combustion Waste – Fossil fuel combustion (FFC) waste is generated as a result of the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum. The waste generated during this process is typically in the form of fly ash, boiler slag, bottom ash, and particulate matter.
  • Mining and Mineral Processing Waste – This category includes waste material left behind as a result of extraction, beneficiation, and processing of minerals or mineral ores. A majority of this waste is found in one of four forms: waste rock, tailings, processing chemicals, and mine water. The most harmful of these four forms is the processing chemical, which is usually cyanide used in a very small quantity.

Why is High Heat Waste a Problem?

High-temperature waste needs to be handled with extreme caution, as it can cause incompatible or poorly manufactured containers and storage packages to melt, sometimes even emitting toxic fumes as a result. Therefore, it is vital to choose your high heat waste packaging solution wisely.

Our Innovative Packaging Solutions for High Heat Waste Management

PacTec has engineered a cost-effective and reliable solution to help you collect and store high heat waste in a secure manner. The TransPac can withstand wastes such as high-temperature ash, tar, or any other waste that has been produced as a result of combustion. Using a combination of highly durable and heat-resistant materials, we have created an innovative flexible high heat waste containment solution for industrial waste management. This packaging has been designed to help streamline the process of collecting, storing, transporting, and disposing of high-temperature wastes. If you have a specific set of requirements for the design specifications, size, and material configurations, PacTec can custom engineer high heat waste containers for you at a competitive price.