For optimal processing of electronic waste, it is especially important to yield secondary raw materials that are as pure as possible. For this purpose Mercodor, with its rugged, compact precision cutters, has exactly the right solution.
The content of WEEE (electrical and electronic waste) gives recyclers various initiatives for recycling. It contains hazardous substances, such as lead, mercury or certain flame retardants, as well as precious metals like gold and silver. In 2012 approx. 64,900.000 ton electronic goods where produced and 49.000.000 ton electrical and electronic waste (WEEE) was generated. As the amount of sold electronic goods rise, the amount of WEEE rises. It is vital that this waste is taken care of properly.
Electric and electronic waste (WEEE), are coming from technology products such as home appliances (washing machines, vacuum cleaners), computers and tools. An economy based on the consumption such as today, provides a continuous increase of WEEE, and determines an increasing risk of dropping out in the environment or in landfills, with the consequences of pollution of soil, air, water and health human repercussions. These products should be handled properly and used for the differential recovery of the materials...
The constant technological improvements of the electronic devices and the subsequent obsolescence of the electronic equipment we use on a daily base has increased the amount of the material to be processed in the metal and plastic recycling business. PCs, laptops, smartphones, USB sticks, credit cards, microwaves, washing machines are just some examples of the products that can be processed in order to recover materials.
Recovery of recyclables from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE): Metals and alloys. Plastics (thermoplastics, plexiglass, etc.). Composite materials (circuit boards, etc.). Brominated plastics (BFR). Plastics with cadmium compounds. Material tainted with precious or recoverable metals (e.g. copper, brass, silver, etc.). Sorting of monitor glass (CRT), etc.
Electronic scrap (also named e-scrap) mainly includes discarded household appliance like refrigerator, TV, computer, washing machine, printer, fax machine, cellphone, circuit board, hard discs, CD ect. With the development of electronic industry and information technology, and electronic products’ fast replacement, the problem of e-scrap has become one of the stringent problems which need to be resolved effectively and correctly. Every year the 20 – 50 million metric tons of electronics end up in...
Few industries face the mounting challenges and scrutiny of expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates, consumer expectations and NGO watch groups as much as electronics and medical device manufacturers. Even before the Sony PlayStation cadmium crisis, the entire supply chain has been inundated by an ever-expanding myriad of legislation, ranging from the EU Directives on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) and the Registration,...
Compliance with the RoHS and WEEE directives
The Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectrometers offer efficient solutions for the analytical requirements of the determination of regulated substances in electrical and electronic equipment according to the European Directive RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
Mercury is widely used in chemical industry, electronic s, electric engineering, instrument making, medicine, pesticide and explosives production, etc. A number of techniques and equipment are developed for reclaiming mercury-containing waste, such as soil, sludge, stillage botto ms, slime sediments, fluorescent lamps, mercury-containing batteries.
Since 2003 in Europe, the professionals of the sector of the electric and electronic components must organize dies of recovery, recycling or valorization of their called worn products WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). Before the evolution of the legislation, Préciméca proposes since 1998 a machine (range 01-02) for the treatment of electronic cards. Large electric household appliances (ranges 50-02, 14-02, 17-02) with the Small household products (14-02, 12-02) to the data-processing components,...
Recyclable plastics can come from a large range of sources. Shredder residues containing plastics are typically coming from small domestic appliances, electrical and electronic equipment and cars. These materials each have their own difficulties when they have to be processed to recover clean plastics. With the GRS equipment we are able to handle each type of these materials.
Computer hard disks are one of the electrical and electronic equipment waste largest category, commonly called WEEE. Several regulations govern the disposal of this type of waste, which contains several rare metals that can be recovered and recycled.
Carbon steel metal can be separated from non-recyclables using Eriez magnetic separators.
Eriez equipment, either as individual units or complete systems, is designed for efficient and economical processing of municipal solid waste, co-mingled recyclables, shredded automobiles, Electronic Scrap, Glass Cullet, Plastic (PET), foundry sand and many other resource recovery options.From permanent magnets to scrap drums and magnetic drums to metal detection for further material purity and feeding equipment, Eriez...
Non magnetic metals such aluminum + copper can be separated using eriez eddy current separators or meta sorters. Eriez equipment, either as individual units or complete systems, is designed for efficient + economical processing of municipal solid waste, co-mingled recyclables, shredded automobiles, Electronic Scrap, Glass Cullet, Plastic (PET), foundry sand and many other resource recovery options.
Next to processing shredder light and heavy shredder fraction the Ad Rem machinery is also capable of processing waste of electrical and electronic equipment. WEEE can be processed on the same machinery as ASR is processed without any modifications. This makes it possible to get more input into the system and therefore costing less per ton.
Roper’s Restaurant, a cowboy themed restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico has replaced its water softener with the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher from Scalewatcher North America. By installing Scalewatcher, the restaurant has avoided paying the $500 quoted for replacement media for its old water softener and also saved hundreds of dollars a year in salt and water thereby providing Roper’s with a short-term payback on the unit.
Roper’s Restaurant, part of Outwest Eateries LLC dba, is...