Hammermill"Offshore hammermill process meets OSPAR discharge limit," discusses a thermal desorption method for treating drill cuttings called "Rotomill" (OGJ, May 10, 2004, p. 41).There are obvious advantages to the method described by Total Waste Management Alliance PLC; chiefly that the equipment offers high capacity with a small footprint. Base oil in the waste is reusable and there is low oil content in the dried mineral solids.However, the article contains some fundamental misrepresentations. The 1 tonne prototype is a thermo-mechanical TCC unit bought from Thermtech AS in 1994-95, only named Rotomill much later. The other unit referred to in the article, as having processed more t...

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