Because of its extreme persistence and ubiquity, plastic marine debris has become the focus of most of the current scientific research and clean¬up efforts. Most often these plastics are landfilled, buried, or disposed of in the ocean. In fact, aside from plastic which has been incinerated, some scientists believe it is plausible that all the plastic ever created since its invention in the late 1940s still exists on the planet, either buried in landfills, buried on shorelines, floating in the ocean, or on the sea¬floor.
Power Ten, Inc., http://www.powerteninc.com as the exclusive distribution channel of MAGS for Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., is working to find a solution. The solution is Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS). MAGS is the world’s first compact solid waste treatment appliance. Terragon Enviornmental Technologies Inc. http://www.terragon.net developed the technology in collaboration with the US Navy and the Canadian Department of Defence for use in naval vessels and isolated communities. It enables individuals, groups and businesses to manage their own solid waste with zero waste discharge, whether in marine or land based applications.
In a single use, MAGS can process up to 40 kg of as-received waste (single or double-drum systems are available depending on requirements)
According to USC Sea Grant, “Since its invention over 50 years ago, plastic—being durable, lightweight and cheap—has undeniably transformed numerous industries as well as the daily life of individuals. However, these very same characteristics of plastic have also made it quite a problem once it is lost into the environment. Especially in coastal states like California with a multibillion-
Through the use of MAGS, these plastic materials could be eliminated from the waste stream in a simple yet effective manner that promotes responsible stewardship of the environment.
The materials that are safely destroyed by MAGS, include:
• oils and grease
• biological material
• animal waste
• agricultural waste
A significant portion of the carbon in the waste is converted to char, a carbonaceous material that can either be used as soil additive or alternatively can be safely landfilled. MAGS sequesters a significant portion of carbon in the form of char, preventing the formation of substantial quantities of carbon dioxide, as compared with incineration. Another benefit is that MAGS operates cleanly without conspicuous signs such as heat, steam plumes or other emissions.
USC Sea Grant states, “Finding solutions to the issues of marine debris in a state as large as California will likely involve a multi-faceted approach.”
While Power Ten, Inc. believes the above statement to be true, we stand ready to provide one the most critical tools to combat this problem and enable an effective solution. MAGS will reduce the waste flow into our habitats by up to 95 percent and provide a solution to the alarming problem presented in the study.
About Power Ten, Inc.
Power Ten, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides professional, technical, engineering, and information technologies services to government and industry customers. Power Ten, Inc. was founded and is managed by former Marines with extensive operational and management experience who share common proven leadership and business principles – QUALITY PEOPLE, WHO DELIVER QUALITY PRODUCTS, AT A FAIR AND REASONABLE PRICE. Our people, our partners, and our customers share a bond of trust, confidence and a commitment to actionable products.
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Power Ten, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides professional, technical, engineering, and information technologies services to government and industry customers.