The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1976 · Page 102
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 102

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 5, 1976
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F18-Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 5, 1976 ,'JL aV Ki i f wiM, "mi This $5 million metal monster will be installed in New York's Nassau County early next year. Garbage Machine Provides Energy Basically, the converter cooks down the garbage in an oven compartment, at about 1,200 degrees fahrenheit. Once the garbage is put in, it is carried via the conveyer belt through a magnetic separator that sorts out ferrous metals. The metals have no energy value. Constantinou said they can be resold for scrap. "You can dump any kind of waste in there. The throat is big enough to fit a 23-cubic-foot refrigerator. It takes just about anything but 10-foot trees," says Constantinou. Once it has been screened, the remaining garbage is crushed. The process is much like the garbage compactors on the back of sanitation trucks. Then the machine feeds it into the oven. "It cooks 150 tons of garbage in eight hours. All the gases and oils are taken out. The gas comes out of a big cylinder. At this point, we're not using the gaseous output, it's just being flared off. But in the future, it'll be trapped and may become as valuable as the oil," Constantinou said. For now, black gold is still the prize product. "It's between No. 2 and 4 grade diesel quality. The average diesel oil is 19,000 btus. Ours is 17,000 right now and there may be a way to improve on it. It's not good enough to run a car on. But it certainly could be used to heat homes." Already, oil buyers are lining up. "We have a contract to sell this oil at $10.75 a barrel to Plymouth Fuel Co.," Constantinou said. "I expect we could get more for it, but the truth is, there's a lot of petrochemicals in this oil. If we took the time to analyze it we could sell the chemicals to a chemical company for a lot more than we're making on the oil." "But right now, if the producers are happy at $10.75 a barrel, we're happy." The producers, apparently, are quite happy. NEW YORK (UPI) - A $5 million metal monster that eats garbage and spits out oil and gases is about to descend on a quiet New York town. Its master says the creature could represent a major step forward in solving two important problems: What to do with accumulated gar bage and how to produce cheap energy. The mechanical behemoth is known as a pyrolytic converter. If the name isn't enough to scare you off, the sight of it could. The converter is a tangled series of pipes, conveyer belts and bins strung together over an area the size of a house. But when it's in action, the developers of the machine claim it can cook down a ton of garbage and, in its place, produce a barrel and a half of home-heating oil plus enough energy-bearing gases to keep a stove going all day. Lots of people are excited about the prospects for the pyrolytic converter. One is movie superstar John Wayne. The "Duke's" Los Angeles firm, DECO (Duke Energy Co.) has purchased the patent on the machine and is guaranteed a royalty on every barrel of reconstituted oil that's sold. Backers of the converter think that could happen very soon. "It produces energy and it eats up garbage. What more could you ask of a machine," asks Pericles Con-stantinou, president of BW Energy Systems Inc., of New York, which has exclusive east coast distribution rights for the converter. "The new thing, the great thing, about this is it leaves absolutely no waste," Constantinou said. "You're taking a solid waste problem and completely eliminating it and creating energy in its place. There'll be no need for landfills, of which there are far too many now, and which are clogging up the land. And what does it produce? It produces oil, which is scarce and is needed now." , , PALM BEACH WEST PALM BEACH H OteechobH Jj Blvd. V, I IV I I I P tf i Approi. 4 milti t I I y Southern Boulevard ,- ) ) A toorj.ii" j n 7 rT ViliooiJJ ; 11 J forest Hill Boulevard . Hi 'Y v. I 111 i late Worth fload II NWELLINGTON i 7 lj i I 5 Florida's most exciting community 1 LOXAHATCHEE is now NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE BOYNTON BEACH vMf As the population grows, there is a continuing demand for land. But they're simply not making it anymore! Therefore, it makes sense that existing land is going to become more precious as time goes on. It's the old law of supply and demand, and it's one more reason why you should see Wellington, the 7,400-acre community of trees, birds, families, homes and homesites. At Wellington you can buy land to build on immediately or to hold for the future. See Wellington. See its championship golf course, tennis courts, mile-long lake, beautifully landscaped swimming pool complex, bike and equestrian trails. See the Model Village a variety of exciting homes in one convenient location. See homesites nestled among the trees which you can buy now to hold for the future. Wellington. 13198 Forest Hill Boulevard, Box 1-1 West Palm Beach, Florida 33411 In West Palm Beach, phone 793-1100 In Broward County, phone 426-2380 mi mm Obtain HUD property report from developer and read it before signing anything HUD neither approves the merits of the offering nor the value, if any, of the property. All amenities available at a reasonable cost. ADtr14848 with 4 NEW Floor Plans and II Exciting NEW Exterior Styles! THE COMPLETE COMMUNITY! Le Chalet gives you complete city facilities NOW including: paved streets with safety engineered traffic patterns, paved sidewalks, fire hydrants, all underground utilities, PLUS community water and sewerage treatment facilities ... 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