Industrial-scale Upcycling of Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Ash into Engineered Cellular Magmatics

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Beaufort, South Carolina
Project Term:
06/30/2021 - 06/29/2023

Technology Description:

Glass WRX SC’s technology transforms post-consumer waste glass stored in landfills into porous ceramics called engineered cellular magmatics used in a wide variety of applications. By incorporating municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) ash into their existing and new processes, they will introduce industrial-scale upcycling into MSWI operations. MSWI will become “beyond zero waste,” eliminating landfilling ash byproducts of the incineration process and landfill space currently taken up by unrecycled glass at the same time. Glass WRX SC estimates the incorporation of MSWI ash into its existing synthesis techniques could generate an average of $10M+ in revenue per year per incinerator.


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Dr. Douglas Wicks
Project Contact:
Carol Jantzen
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