EON is an electrical company based in South Australia that produces and sells the EON Energy from waste. This company began in 1992 as a subsidiary of the German company ThyssenKrupp Access, and the name was changed in 1998. The idea of utilizing waste gas from power plants was not a new one, but it had never been tried with an operational power plant before and there were many concerns about its possible environmental effects. An Australian research institution had been set up to explore the possibilities of using this energy from waste, and the results of that study are being used by EON to develop the EON electrical systems.
EON has several advantages over the other options for converting waste gas into electricity, the first of which is that it will not alter the climate in any way. The second is that it produces energy without releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The waste gases produced by EON electrical engineers go through a process called electrolysis, which involves the separation of the lighter electrolytes such as sodium from the heavier ones such as potassium, and this is done by passing electric current through a series of electrodes.
When the current passes through the waste gas, the sodium chloride reacts by giving off a vapor that causes water to be released. The release of the vapor causes the water vapour to turn into steam, which, in turn, runs an electrical generator. The EON electrical generator runs on the principle of a methanic converter, which was originally developed during World War II for the production of gasoline by combining oxygen and hydrogen within a mechanic stone. This process produces a very small amount of energy which can run the electrical generator and all of the equipment that is needed to connect to it.