Spent acid recycling
ECO-Option has grown to become the UK’s leading spent sulphuric acid recycler with an installed treatment capacity of 20,000 tpa. Working with blue chip majors in the UK and abroad, the Company mainly produces ammonium sulphate for use in its fertliser products. Recycling of nitric and phosphoric acid as well as other waste and by-product resources that yield agricultural fertiliser products has also been growing steadily
Many of its clients operate processes containing ammonia which require abatement at some point to ensure compliance with air pollution legislation. Removal of this ammonia usually involves scrubbing with sulphuric acid producing ammonium sulphate scrubber liquor. ECO-Option supplies sulphuric acid for scrubbing as well as removal of spent scrubber liquors for recycling, thereby offering a one-stop-shop approach with big costs savings on haulage.
Liquid ammonium sulphate
The Company is a major consumer of virgin ammonia and has become the leading UK producer of ammonium sulphate. ECO-Option is also increasingly diversifying into other nitrogen, phosphate, potassium and other resources for fertiliser production, selling these via its associated distribution company TerraNova Fertilisers into the UK agricultural market.
ECO-Option’s production processes have been assessed by the Environment Agency and it is the UK’s ONLY producer holding an End-of-Waste confirmation from the EA for its fertilisers. This provides formal confirmation that waste products used in its production processes are no longer subject to waste legislation and that its fertiliser can be sold and used as a product without restrictions. This is a crucial aspect for blue chip majors with valuable brands to protect when allowing third parties to use their waste for resource recycling.
The Company operates its own fleet of dedicated trucks & tankers for collecting waste & by-products as well as distribution of fertiliser, thereby achieving high transport efficiencies.
Bespoke non-ferro metal recovery
ECO-Option’s non-ferro metal recycling has continued to grow over the past 5 years albeit not as dramatic as the other resource recycling activities. Our team provide bespoke recycling options for difficult to handle materials providing cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions.
Our medium and longer term goal is to continue to assist our clients, further expanding and confirming our market position in the field of resource recycling for agricultural use.