Plasma Gasification of waste is a current technology that denotes a clean and efficient method of managing waste.
Plasma is an ionized gas and is usually referred to as the 4th state of matter. It is made up of a quasi-neutral gas that is composed of neutral and charged particles that exhibit a collective behavior. It is formed whenever ordinary matter, or in this case: waste, is heated to a very high temperature. This results in electrically charged gases.
Gasification is a process that converts organic molecules in solids to low molecular weight gaseous components.
The extreme heat that the plasma exerts breaks apart the matter to low molecular weight chemical compounds that form synthesis gas (syngas). Even the most hazardous waste can be converted into a syngas.