Modern sensor-based sorting systems are superior to traditional manual or sink-float processes for reasons including that they achieve material purities of up to 99.9% in refining the sorted fractions.
TOMRA Sorting’s efficient sorting and recycling technology provides benefits for shredder machinery and heavy media operators, plus aluminum resmelters. Shredder operators can create individual fractions out of mixed product which yield much higher market values. Heavy media operators can produce and sell pure final products themselves, meaning their investment in technology is recouped quickly. After wet processing, the aluminum product still contains impurities and its concentration can be improved further using TITECH technology and sold for a considerably higher profit.
For smelters, the TITECH x-tract [XRT] removes impurities in the secondary resource to such a high degree of precision that less primary resource is needed to obtain useful aluminum.
The recycling of disused and obsolete electrical and electronic equipment is gaining more and more importance world-wide.
Waste electrical equipment is an incredibly rewarding source of raw materials. In Waste electrical equipment, up to hundreds of times more precious metals can be found per ton of material than in the primary source of raw material, ore. The goal for TITECH and the industry as a whole is to utilise electronic scrap recycling and sort out pollutants on one hand and profitable components in high purity on the other. For electronic recycling purposes, the EU classifies W??? into 10 categories. After separate collection of TVs, fridges and so on, they are processed and sorted in electronic scrap recycling systems.
The average content of thus gained materials is as follows: metals (50%), plastics (30%), glass (10%) and other materials (10%).
Traditional manual or semi-automated techniques, however, are only able to recover low levels of separate materials from commercial and industrial waste streams.
In contrast, TOMRA’s fully adjustable, state-of-the-art, senor-based sorting and recycling systems convert complex and varied commercial and industrial streams into high quality, separated output. The systems also make manual picking unnecessary, thus reducing labor costs and material loss, while increasing the efficiency of commercial waste recycling.
Operationally, through using detection techniques such as near infrared (NIR), x-ray transmission (XRT), visual spectrometers (VIS), color line cameras and metal sensors in combination, the systems offer:
- High recovery rates
- High throughputs
- High purity levels
- Speedy return on investment
- Low running costs
- Advanced recognition capabilities (material, color, atomic density etc)
Traditional (manual) or semi-automated techniques, however, are only able to recover low levels of separate materials from mixed municipal waste streams and mean considerable content going to landfill.
In contrast, TOMRA Sorting’s fully automated, state-of-the-art, sensor-based municipal sorting systems convert complex and varied - even dirty - municipal solid waste streams into high quality, separated, marketable output. The systems also make manual sorting unnecessary, thus reducing labor costs and material loss, while increasing efficiency.
Operationally, through using detection techniques such as near infrared (NIR), x-ray transmission (XRT), color line cameras and metal sensors in combination.
M&K plants divert Construction and Demolition waste from landfill by separating the waste into materials such as Hardcore, Soils, Wood(s), Metals, Stone, Cardboard, Paper and Plastic at the lowest possible cost per ton.
M&K Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling Systems combine manual as well as automated sorting with the latest in feeding, screening & separation technology, allowing contractors to efficiently separate, sort and recover a wide variety of material types.
What is Construction and Demolition Waste?
C&D Waste is typically collected in open skip bins from construction or demolition sites.