One of the research centers of Roskosmos by the end of this year intends to test an installation with a plasma torch for incineration of especially hazardous waste from the municipal sector and industrial waste.
We have developed plasmatrons, now we are working on the creation of a small installation that will make it possible to neutralize and dispose of hazardous waste from the municipal sector and industrial waste. By the end of the year, we plan to show our capabilities for the incineration of highly hazardous aggressive household waste. - General Director of the enterprise Vladimir Koshlakov
A year ago, Koshlakov spoke about plasmatrons that make it possible to obtain high-temperature gases at temperatures above 4000–5000 degrees. At the same time, he noted the possibility of using such installations for waste disposal. After the tests, the plasmatrons can begin to be used more massively - negotiations were already underway with the authorities of Nizhny Novgorod.