EPA's Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) Standards
The thermal friction process is designed to meet the NHSM characteristics defined by the EPA in the production of non-waste fuel. These are summarized as follows:
- Byproduct is characteristically changed from the primary, original product
- Has a meaningful fuel value
- Destroys contaminants
- Is converted into a valuable and useful commodity
Vanguard Recycling Solutions leverages technology that safely converts medical waste into an alternative energy source containing less than 5% moisture with a 12,000 BTU output and 100% landfill diversion.