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PCB destruction in India

PCB destruction in India

In November 2019 we completed a new PyroPlas plant for PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) destruction. This plant is now on its way to its new home in India to eradicate PCB stockpile as part of an UNIDO initiative.

PCBs are registered as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) by the Stockholm Convention. These are non-biodegradable molecules that persist in the environment due to their low bio-degradability and bio-accumulate. Due to their persistence, the bioaccumulation of these molecules over long periods cause hazardous effects on flora and, through the food chain, on fauna and human health. POPs are suspected human carcinogens and disrupt the immune and endocrine systems. They cause developmental defects, chronic illnesses, and death.

PyroPlas provides consistent, qualitative destruction of POPs with high destruction efficiencies as required by a global treaty to regulate the management of POPs globally. This not only ensures the complete destruction of these chemicals but also destroys and prevents the production of by-products such as dioxins and furans.

Our PyroPlas – Plasma Arc Destruction plants are the simplest and safest way to achieve Best Practise standards for PCB destruction and eradication of POPs as well as complex hazardous molecules.

For more information about the project in India and PyroPlas technology, please contact Vivek Nair (

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