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The inventor of a system that claims to incinerate waste and pollutants without emissions will be holding a public meeting January 18 at the Mullumbimby Uniting Church from 7 till 9pm.

Mullumbimby born Spiro Spiro told The Echo that his hydroxy airless combustion system has the potential to purify water, soil and air by changing the polarity of the DC power input and through heat exchangers and purification methods.

Its application aims to ‘provide cheaper and cleaner electricity’ which can become a saleable commodity for ‘natural gas and coal fired power stations and associated industries’.

‘This is a revolutionary way to reduce carbon for the energy industry,’ he said, that could lead to the creation of a waste commodity sector.

‘The system uses two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen and one part hydrocarbon,’ Spiro says. ‘While the small prototype model, powered by LPG, works well and the principle has been proven by Macquarie University, we are working with Sydney Uni to understand how the hydrocarbon works with the hydrogen and oxygen. Once that is done, we will lodge a patent.’

Spiro says his Sydney-based company EGEL are dealing with NSW Councils, including Byron Council.

Spiro says while the NSW EPA are yet to give the invention approval, it was designed within EPA guidelines.

‘This process illuminates hydrocarbon waste and reduces CO2 waste by an average of 70 per cent’.

He says tungsten, a rare earth metal, is also used in the process and he estimates the power required for a working plant to be just 3.34KW.

‘We are moving towards becoming a public company’, he says. ‘Our aim is to commercialise the existing prototype.’ 

Everyone is welcome this Saturday, January 18, at the Mullumbimby Uniting Church from 7 till 9pm.

For more information on the HACS system click here.

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