What Is It?
The Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is a solid waste disposal system that enables individual units to efficiently manage their own solid waste stream in an environmentally friendly manner. This system was developed under ONR Code 33’s Environmental Quality Discovery & Invention (D&I) program.
How Does It Work?
MAGS uses a controlled pyrolysis process to reduce up to 40 kilograms (kg) of as-received solid waste into inert carbonaceous material and synthetic gas (syngas) that is used to sustain the process. Glass and metal waste is sanitized and left intact, ready for recycling.
What Will It Achieve?
In one day, a MAGS unit can treat the waste generated by a community of 500. In two hours, MAGS reduces 40 kg of typical solid waste by more than 95 percent. The materials that are safely destroyed by MAGS include: paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, chemicals, food, cloth, oils, grease, biological material, animal waste, agricultural waste and sludge.