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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Chemical recovery - Rare Earth Metals Recovery Company - case study

by ThermoEnergy Corporation  (Nov. 9, 2013)

Application Rare Earth Metals Recovery Company, which is located in Albany, Oregon, recovers rare earth metals (zirconium, hafnium and titanium) via various proprietary chemical processes. Wastewater Description The wastewater consists of methyl-isobutyl-ketone (MIBK) Waste Disposal Goals The company’s waste disposal goal was ...

UE: risk of shortage for 8 rare earth metals

by Stanford Magnets  (Nov. 22, 2013)

In a report published on November 4th, the European Joint Research Centre (JRC) has warned of the "risk of shortage" in 2020-2030 of eight strategic metals used in low carbon energy technologies identified in the European SET Plan adopted in 2008. This report continues the work done in a previous study of the JRC from 2011. It is also based on ...

Recycling Balers And Types

by Northern California Compactors, Inc  (Jul. 10, 2013)

Recycling balers are an important asset to the recycling efforts. There are several different kinds of balers that can be used depending on the purpose and type of material that need to be recycled. It is important to not only learn about the different types of balers, but also to understand their functioning.  What is Recycling ...

Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

by Oil Skimmers, Inc.  (Dec. 1, 2012)

Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that were once abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable ...

Different types of recycling crushers

by Northern California Compactors, Inc  (Sep. 27, 2013)

Crushers are mechanical devices that are primarily designed for reducing the size of bulky waste into small, easily manageable and compact pieces. This process is usually done by using high pressure to reduce the volume of the waste material. This task can also be done by compressing the overall mass of the trash. However, the crusher is mostly ...

Case study: OCC recovery

by General Kinematics  (Apr. 19, 2011)

Challenge A waste recycling facility was looking to recover mainly OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard) from his waste stream. They saw the value in recovering this product, but were presently manually sorting the material off of the floor on a daily basis. Even with floor sorting, the customer was able to recover in the neighborhood of 10-12 bales per ...

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