The Drinkard Companies are a small team of experienced chemists, chemical engineers, plant builders, managers and operators with more than 150 years of collective experience in successively helping ourselves and our clients change problems into opportunities and opportunities into profits.
Using applied, practical innovation based on our extensive experience and expertise in the chemistry of halogens, ammonia, arsenic, boron, chromium, nitrates, sulfur and its congeners, our patented processes in nitrogen chemistry and hydrometallurgy, and unique elements such as germanium, gallium, etc., our team has demonstrated, developed and operated elegant, profitable processes.
We have changed many problems into profits for the corporations we have founded, for government agencies, and for many of the world's leading companies.
We have also developed many solutions for unique requirements, such as a single process that could profitably recycle a mix of all the types of primary batteries sold in the world, as well as a process to take the largest tonnage hazardous waste in the USA (EAF dust from steel production with over a dozen elements including Pb and Cd) and profitably convert this waste 100% into marketable products, thus delisting the producers.
Our definition of "profitable" is usually an estimated or demonstrated return on capital of more than 50%.