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The Plasma Solution Presents:
The Environmental Solution
STARTECH'S
Plasma Converter System

        THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW...
... to act and begin to solve our world's ecological and energy emergencies!!
We have a technology that works many levels at once!!

SOLUTION


        Although STARTECH is in Chapter 11 Reorganization, now this AMAZING TECHNOLOGY is being restored with the right investor/investment team coupled with the management team at The Plasma Solution.  It's TIME NOW to create green jobs and end dependency on foreign oil. It's TIME NOW to eliminate the need for nuclear energy, deepwater oil drilling and all other dangerous forms of energy and the ways of handling waste products that pollute the environment. Every year 130 million tons of America’s trash ends up in landfills. Together the dumps emit more of the greenhouse gas methane than any other human-related source.

      Our process goes BEYOND Solar, Wind, Geothermal Power, etc. These are great technologies, but we have harnessed the way to create pure clean energy out of our most abundant and dirty resource: WASTE!! It will end the need for landfills and ultimately clean up toxic dumps. Once installed into a municipal waste management system, our technology creates renewable, clean Electricity, Hydrogen and Water. Right where it can be used with no delivery costs or transmission line losses. These highly profitable commodities plus the savings of other waste management costs will pay for the system in less than a decade, and then will continue to generate revenue.
HERE'S HOW »  
This is the ultimate way to recycle: with no costly trucking, sorting, melt furnaces, smokestacks, and the other unprofitable consequences of our current recycling practices.
 THE SCIENCE CHANNEL VIDEO DEMONSTRATES OUR PROCESS »     
 READ ABOUT IT... IN POPULAR SCIENCE MAGAZINE'S ARTICLE »

Eye         We are now approaching environmental organizations and investors with an interest in this valuable technology. We need to get this out to the whole world!!
  The terrible nuclear situation in Japan is already one of the worst ecological disasters in history, and it's right on the heels of the recent Gulf Oil Spill. In light of all this, is it not clear that continuing to allow the energy industry to conduct "business as usual" is the wrong choice? Now, more than ever, this CLEAN, GREEN, SAFE and PROFITABLE technology is unmistakably the right choice for our present and our future.

        We are determined to save and restore our planet and simultaneously solve our energy needs. The STARTECH Plasma Converter System can do all that and more.
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US Department Of Energy Has Confirmed Our Process

       The D.O.E. states: "In STARTECH’S Plasma Converter System (PCS), organic wastes and other feedstocks are dissociated and reformed to create a synthesis gas of predominantly hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The synthesis gas produced in the dissociation process of these materials, particularly the hydrogen component, has an expanding commercial demand."
  CONCLUSION »    READ MORE »   OTHER REPORTS »   OTHER LINKS » 

Overview

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       This website is a detailed description of an amazing new
Green Technology, The Plasma Converter, which will transform virtually all waste products into an endless renewable energy resource!! A limitless resource who's ONLY BY-PRODUCTS will be: clean electric power, pure water, and other clean gasses & solids, all these products having considerable market value. This conversion process will save fortunes for municipalities and industries, both large and small. The current worldwide practice of depositing waste in landfills or toxic dumps will be eliminated and instead become a profitable way to: clean up the environment, generate clean electricity, desalinate water and also create other valuable commodity by-products.

       This "Carbon Anti-Footprint" will combine "Elemental Recycling", CO2 and Methane reduction, Green Power Generation, and pure clean drinking water. Imagine... re-defining waste, and transforming it into pure, clean energy and valuable commodities!! These profits will be significant, enough to pay for these Conversion Systems in 5 to 10 years. (See: COST SAVINGS )

Recent Developments

Plasma Rock8/17/08 – Vol.13 No.22 Green Energy News
ADD PLASMA CONVERTED WASTE TO THE RENEWABLES LIST.
"It’s a scary world out there. Increasingly, nations are becoming more dependent on resources from other nations... the US could swiftly move away from imported energy, as well as cut greenhouse gas emissions. If the country showed its American Ingenuity once again, the rest of the world would follow towards their own energy independence. ... The US also has another ever-growing, yet mostly ignored energy resource: The nation... has mountains of trash that rise higher by the day. . . There is another way to convert trash and other waste products (including toxic stuff) to energy, It’s a bit of ingenuity with ... a Plasma Converter. ... The Plasma Converter uses extraordinarily high temperature heat to dissociate molecules of any kind. The technology is basically a plasma torch, like that used to cut metals, but which contains its heat within a chamber." SEE ARTICLE»

 

SEEN ON TV!!     STARTECH WAS AIRED ON THE SCIENCE CHANNEL APRIL 7, 2009:

STARTECH ENVIRONMENTAL CORP was selected by DISCOVERY'S SCIENCE CHANNEL to be in the EARTH DAY episode of the new program: "CITY 2.0", an important new environmental series highlighting current and future challenges and solutions, hosted by Majora Carter.

See Startech's Science Channel Sequence »



GlobeHYDROGEN VEHICHLES TO BECOME
U.S. FLEET OF THE FUTURE

Quote From U.S. Department Of Energy’s Patrick Davis:

Startech’s “Starcell” system seems to be ahead of the pack in its ability to economically convert the substance (PCG) into eco-friendly and competitively priced fuels. “A lot of other gasification technologies require multiple steps. This is a one-step process,” says Patrick Davis of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Hydrogen Production And Delivery, which has awarded The Plasma Solution (STARTECH) almost $1 million in research grants. “You put the waste in the reactor, and you get out the Syngas. That’s it.”

The Department of Energy’s Patrick Davis says that when the long-awaited hydrogen-powered vehicles finally arrive, the demand for hydrogen will soar. But he also notes that to have an effect on global warming, it’s critical that hydrogen come from clean sources.

ALSO ON THIS PAGE:  |  MISSION STATEMENT  |  LOOK INSIDE  |   SYSTEM FLOW CHARTS  |   HAZARDOUS WASTE  |   COST SAVINGS  |   CALIF. MUNICIPALITIES



About Us

      Green Technology Consultant Stephen Valentino and associates are eager to share this unparalleled solution to the multiple environmental challenges which America and the World are facing. Pioneers in the new GREEN TECHNOLOGIES at STARTECH ENVIRONMENTAL CORP. have developed a PLASMA ENERGY BEAM (30,000°F) which is 3 times hotter than the surface of the sun (10,000°F). It will convert nearly anything, toxic or not, into clean, valuable substances while also generating large scale surplus energy and clean water. This system brings much needed relief to the widespread ecological crises of today:

      • The search for new foreign independent sources of Clean, Carbon-Free Power
      • World-wide increasing demands for water and shrinking supplies
      • The expanding generation of toxic and non-toxic waste products
      • Landfills are overburdened, yet cost-effective recycling options are still limited
      • Greenhouse gasses & other solid, liquid & gaseous pollutants threaten global weather and economies

Scientist       Solving these issues will lead directly to cost reductions for governmental and municipal operations, and private sector commerce, manufacturing and transportation. This will ultimately lower the cost of living, improve quality of life, and most importantly: address global climate change. Landfills emit more of the greenhouse gas methane than any other human-related source. And every year 130 million tons of America's trash ends up in landfills.

        The engineers and inventors at STARTECH have for over a decade been producing and refining this revolutionary Plasma Technology, and now are ready to implement this breakthrough environmental process, a process which reaches three times the temperature of the sun and all the competing technologies.

      Among the locations where STARTECH Converters are successfully operating: Connecticut, Maryland and Japan. Many countries are interested in the Plasma Converter, including: Dominican Republic, Panama, China, The United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Romania and Venezuela. The first Converter was sold to the U.S. Army to dispose of chemical weapons at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The second Converter is working in Japan, disposing of PCB's. Several others are under construction in Europe. There is a LIVE demonstration unit in Connecticut. For more information, contact us!

      The U.S. Department Of Energy (D.O.E.) is one of many sources with multiple independent reviews and articles of the Startech Plasma Converter System. D.O.E. STARTECH LINKS»    See more on the LINKS page.

Our Mission
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Plasma Converter System in Action

Winner of the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Award:
"The Best and the Brightest"
2004

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        Our challenge is to change the way the world re-uses and employs most discarded materials. What now is called waste actually will become a limitless, renewable resource. The array of products and services emanating from STARTECH'S core Plasma Converter technology, will bring about the large-scale generation of valuable fossil fuel alternatives, pure water and clean, useful solids.

      We have created a paradigm shift in environmental dynamics by eliminating toxic and non-toxic waste and greenhouse gasses on the one hand, and simultaneously generating green power and pure water. The accessibility to this will be implemented through the use of STARTECH'S enhanced business model which provides for joint development projects, engineering services, and direct equipment sales with after-sales support and service.

      The application of this technology for industries dealing with pollution and hazardous waste products, or municipalities struggling with landfill, water shortages and energy issues will truly be transformational.

 

A Look Inside
       With a look inside the Plasma Converter, we would see a blinding 30,000+°F Plasma Arc. Almost instantly it converts the various solid or liquid waste pouring into the "Container Vessel" into just 3 products:

      • The molten, orange "Melt" of silicates and metals
      • The clean "Plasma Converted" Gasses, "PCG'S"
      • Clean Surplus Energy

vessel       The PCG's are 100% captured and are rich in Hydrogen and other useful, clean-burning fuels. The Melt flows through an outlet and goes through the cooling, steam turbine array. It then becomes a safe, highly compacted and inert obsidian-like substance, rich in minerals and metals. This revolutionary system will basically convert almost any solid, liquid or even gaseous waste, toxic or non-toxic, into clean, valuable commodity products.

       This system can convert hundreds of tons per day of waste into vast amounts of: Surplus electricity, Pure water (from salt water), Useful, clean minerals and metals, Hydrogen and other gasses, with Zero Pollution & Zero Greenhouse gasses!!



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Diagram


       The solids are highly useful in a wide variety of applications, including: paving, construction, abrasives, and metal fabrication. The PCG'S are further filtered to separate the Hydrogen from the Synth-Gas, and all can be sold or used to generate clean power.

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System Flow Charts

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FURTHER TECHNICAL EXPLANATIONS »

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Regarding Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste Reduction
Hazardous Material storage will become a thing of the past. One 55 gallon barrel can hold what used to take 300 barrels.

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      The STARTECH system can achieve the “total and irreversible destruction” of hazardous and toxic compounds and wastes. This would include:

      • Lethal viruses, bacteria and prions
      • Medical waste & Outdated Pharmaceuticals
      • PCBs & Chemical Agents
      • Hazardous Incinerator Ash
      • Biological Wastes & Sludges
      • Paints and Solvents & Electronic Industry Waste,
      • Contaminated Soils & Asbestos.

STARTECH'S Plasma Converter System offers:

      • Complete and Irreversible destruction of materials
      • Approved treatment system for regulated medical waste
      • Certified on destruction of pathogenic organisms and
      • Certified on destruction of containment bio aerosols
      • Can provide "Death Certificate" for wastes, which will
          eliminate contingent liability
      • Potential to offset utility costs
      • Far safer than current environmental standards
      • Compacts most materials up to 300X
      • Compacts 300x moderate radioactive waste but atomic
         isotopes do retain radioactivity
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Cost Savings Projections

 

Lightening     Significant valuable resources are created from the use of the STARTECH Plasma Converter. For example, a 1000 tons-per-day of waste is processed at a typical large municipality. That operation's daily output could be hundreds of thousands Kilowatt hours, millions of gallons drinking water and millions of cubic feet of Hydrogen gas.

      In that typical 1000 tons-per-day operation, a $200 million Plasma Converter could pay for itself in well under 10 years. Here's how: Landfill usage "Tipping Fees" run from an average $35 to over $100 Per Ton in high population areas. These costs, along with hauling fees, could be reduced by up to $75 Per-Ton / Per-Day by Plasma-Converting the waste and selling the electric, water, gas, and solid by-products, instead of paying the costs of a landfill.

      This $75,000-Per-Day savings, comes to $27 Million Per Year, and $270 Million in 10 years. The operating costs and revenues from commodity sales will certainly rise over the years, and both trends will effectively shorten this payoff time. There's also the considerable value of clearing out landfills, restoring them to a pristine state, and selling them to commercial or residential interests. After the Plasma Converter is paid for, these cost savings then become a perpetual surplus of $27+ million per year. (In today's dollars).

      Significant unalterable events are driving demand for solutions like The Plasma Converter. They are:

      • Populations are rising in most nations
      • Waste output is generally increasing along with the costs of disposal and storage and heightened restrictions
      • Traditional solutions involving landfills and incineration are becoming environmentally unacceptable
      • A critical need for renewable resources: especially power and water, for sustaining local economies
      • The urgent world-wide need to provide alternatives to fossil fuels to stop and eventually reverse global climate change

Some of the Above Data From:
March 2007 POPULAR SCIENCE »
by Michael Behar, SCIENCE & TECH WRITER
May 2004 FORTUNE MAGAZINE » by Stuart Brown, TECHNOLOGY WRITER


 
Upcoming California Regulations

      The STARTECH Plasma Converter™ can immediately meet (and exceed) 100% of AB 939 and upcoming SB 1020 regulations for landfill diversion. Also the recent loss of some recycling product buyers can be more than offset by recycling those products through the Converter, and marketing the commodity by-products from the Conversion process. New state regulations in other states would also make the STARTECH Plasma Converter™ the ideal solution for those municipalities.

ALSO ON THIS PAGE:  |  MISSION STATEMENT  |  LOOK INSIDE  |   SYSTEM FLOW CHARTS  |   HAZARDOUS WASTE  |   COST SAVINGS  |   CALIF. MUNICIPALITIES

 

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