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Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

Why Rare Earth Recycling is Rare (and What can We Do About it)

by Ensia  (Apr. 8, 2014)

Earbuds, touch screens, CFLs with a warm glow, rechargeable batteries and power windows: Most of us take these things for granted. When we do, we also take for granted a group of elements called rare earth metals, whose special electronic and magnetic properties make them a key component of many 21st century technologies. These 17 elements are ...

Evaluation of chitosan flakes as adsorbent for palladium and platinum recovery from binary dilute solutions

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 27, 2014)

In the recent years, special attention has been paid to the competitive recovery or separation of metals from industrial wastewaters or solid wastes that contain more than one chemical component. Platinum group metals (PGMs), particularly palladium and platinum, are used together in many fields such as industrial catalyst production. The recovery ...

Characterisation of waste fluorescent lamps to investigate their potential recovery in Turkey

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 27, 2014)

The investigations in this study were performed on two types of waste linear (tubular) T8 and T12 lamps, which are mostly used in Turkey. Total average value of the mercury mass for the T8 and T12 lamps were calculated to be about 6 mg and 12 mg per lamp, respectively. SEM–EDX elemental analysis showed that approximately 52% of hosphor powders of ...

How an Industrial Trash Compactor Contribute in Recycling Process

by Northern California Compactors, Inc  (Jul. 1, 2014)

Trash compactors are rather popular among those who are interested in recycling. There are personal trash compactors that can be used in individual households, and there are industrial trash compactors. An industrial trash compactor is used extensively at recycling plants. They are essential for handling the large quantities of scrap metal that ...

Oil and metal recovery from mill scale and grinding swarf for the metal industry - case study

by econ industries GmbH  (Feb. 6, 2014)

A combination of rising prices for resources and the improvement in technology make treatment of mill scale and grinding swarf an extremely environmentally friendly and economical solution. The first VacuDry® plant for the recovery of oil solvents and metals from sludges began operating in autumn 2012. Our client is a medium-sized company ...

ReCyclone® EH Case Study: ZnO Reactor - ZnO Nanoparticles recovery

by Advanced Cyclone Systems, S. A.  (Mar. 4, 2014)

FOREWORD In 2009, ACS was approached by Innovnano, one important micro and nanoparticles of metal oxides manufacturer in Portugal to increase the yield of one manufacturing facility. Innovnano is a subsidiary of CUF, centenary in the chemical industry. CUF is the largest Portuguese chemical group, with production facilities in Portugal and Spain. ...

The Future For Fracking

by Biolargo, Inc.  (Apr. 10, 2014)

Summary -Fracking is an essential technology to meet growing global demand for oil and gas. -Fracking has become the "F" word, because it is very water-intensive, and has potential negative impacts on the environment. -The future of fracking will be constrained if adequate water is not available and if solutions for decontaminating wastewaters are ...

Titanium Scrap Metal Processing

by Separation Technologists, Inc.  (Mar. 1, 2013)

Background A world-class processor of titanium scrap had a wash system whose cleaning solution was becoming contaminated with both free floating unemulsified tramp oil and emulsified water soluble oil that was being washed off of titanium turnings. As the level of oil contamination increased over time in the wash solution, cleaning effectiveness ...

Environmentally Friendly Meetings Move to Center Stage

by ASTM International  (Mar. 11, 2014)

ASTM “Green Meeting” Standards Help Save Energy and Reduce Pollution Thanks to work by ASTM International Subcommittee E60.02 on Hospitality, a set of ASTM standards now helps define best practices for ensuring that meetings and events are greener and more sustainable. Meetings and events are a big business, representing billions of ...

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