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    Waste Sorting - CRT Glass Sorting

    End of life TV sets and computer monitors require to be recycled to maximise the level of material recovery, and to meet the requirements of the EU WEEE Directive. CRT glass is the largest item by weight. However, because of the 2 different types of glass used in CRT manufacture, the glass fractions have to be sorted to achieve a separation of the 2 type of glass, i.e. panel glass sorted from funnel glass. X-TRACT separator is able to sort the panel glass from the funnel glass. It does it by comparing their different atomic densities, and analysing the data from the X-Rays using a bi-chromatic sensor system. X-TRACT is the first industrial application for any dry mechanical density sorting.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - Bulky Waste Sorting

    TOMRA can help you sort the value out of Bulky waste. Bulky waste can contain a high number of valuable materials but this is not easily accessible within regular waste streams due to its bulkiness. This therefore means that in order to streamline the separation process, the initial treatment step has to involve shredding the input material. In order to prepare sortable fractions, sizing of fractions by screening and the separation of light by heavy compartments is inevitable.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - Organic Waste Sorting

    The total waste volume contains a high percentage of organic material. This fraction is treated in different ways depending on country. Within the organic fraction, the inert material can cause significant problems during the different treatment processes. For this reason, the inert material content has to be reduced to a minimum in such a way that loses as little organic material as possible. The total waste volume contains a high percentage of organic material. This fraction is treated in different ways depending on country. Within the organic fraction, the inert material can cause significant problems during the different treatment processes. For this reason, the inert material content has to be reduced to a minimum in such a way that loses as little organic material as possible.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - Commercial Waste Sorting / Industrial Waste Sorting

    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)

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Pre-sorted Material Sorting

    TOMRA can help you sort the value out of Pre-sorted material. The input material of pre-sorted plastics will usually contain materials such as bottles and foil. Before recycling, any impurities need to be cleaned out in order to sort out any residue of organic matter, metals, PVC or coloured PET. The material is checked for colour and material. In the bottle-to-bottle procedures highest and consistent quality standards are required.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - Paper Sorting

    The recovery of valuable paper fractions from a paper waste stream has been a common practice for many years. For example, printed paper such as newspapers and magazines can be used for de-inking purposes and cardboard can be recycled.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Metal Sorting - Non Ferrous Metals Sorting

    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.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Sorting

    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.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Packaging Sorting

    Packaging waste is mostly made up of different polymers, beverage cartons, paper and glass. Depending on the country in question, different collection systems apply and the material will invariably arrive in different conditions to the MRF’s (Materials Recovery Facility). However, this does not present us with a problem. At TOMRA Sorting, regardless of the collection system operated, we are able to optimally sort the valuable fractions with high efficiency and purity. We currently operate sorting units at packaging MRF’s in many countries including Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, UK and USA.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Metal Sorting - Electronic Scrap Sorting

    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%).

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - Refuse Derived Fuel

    One way in which values within waste can be utilized is by using it as fuel. RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) is a term that applies to materials with a high calorific value (typically around 18 Megajoule per kilogramm) that are removed from waste streams. Beneficiaries of this material cement kilns to power plants. TOMRA Sorting technology has long been utilized in many plants across Europe to produce an RDF material from different waste streams according to the specific needs of the end users. The main purpose of this area of work is to ensure that the RDF has very low chlorine content, typically below 0.7% in weight. TOMRA Sortingis able to achieve this by either selecting the ‘good’ material (‘positive sorting’) or by ejecting the ‘bad’ material from the stream, such as small PVC parts (‘negative sorting’).

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - Single Stream Recycling

    Single stream, otherwise known as dry commingled waste, comprises mostly of paper & card, plastic packaging waste, textiles and cans. Given that some collection schemes include glass whilst others exclude glass from commingled collection, we have provided figures for both waste types.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Metal sorting for the metal recycling industry

    Metals can be identified according to the colour, nature of the metal and of elemental composition.

    By REDWAVE a division of BT-Wolfgang Binder based in Gleisdorf, AUSTRIA.

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    Plastic sorting for the plastics industry

    REDWAVE is a flexible system with applications in a variety of fields, especially for the plastics industry. No matter how complex the sorting task may be the REDWAVE range of sorting equipment can achieve high levels of purity. REDWAVE guarantees high waste throughput with effective recovery of required materials, achieving maximum return on the separated commodities.

    By REDWAVE a division of BT-Wolfgang Binder based in Gleisdorf, AUSTRIA.

  • Waste Treatment for Waste Preparation

    Material sorting and preparation is essential for effective product valorisation. Aware of this aspect, Ménart has participated in pioneering projects, equally in the preparatory stage of diverse organic waste destined for biogaz valorisation, through composting or co-generation, and in the sorting of household and industrial waste to be recycled, for example, for combustible waste.

    By Menart based in Dour, BELGIUM.

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    Shredders and crushers for special waste recycling

    Stopping the spread of hazardous waste! Ever-increasing consumption across Europe, coupled with rising prosperity among the populations of the typical emerging economy are causing a sharp upturn in the volume of waste worldwide. The shredding and sorting of rubbish and refuse is one of the key challenges within the waste management cycle. And with ERDWICH shredding machinery and plant, there is a perfect set of solutions for meeting any of these challenges in special waste applications.

    By Erdwich Zerkleinerungssysteme GmbH based in Kaufering, GERMANY.

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    Odors control for solid waste

    A solid solution for solid waste odors. All areas of solid waste handling are, by nature, odorous affairs. Municipal sludge, municipal solid waste, landfills, composting and co-composting facilities all generate odors that can be offensive to workers and the community at large. The process is a complex one, with multiple drops, collections, transfers and sortings of recyclable and non-recyclable material. Combustible materials are then incinerated for energy production.

    By OMI Industries (OMI) based in Long Grove, ILLINOIS (USA).

  • Construction and Demolition Waste

    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. https://the-mkgroup.com/portfolio/construction-and-demolition-waste

    By MK Group based in Galbally, IRELAND.

  • Separation and dewatering of digester output for waste management industry

    Separation and dewatering of suspensions are important process stages in treating waste and digester output. BELLMER KUFFERATH machines, within an overall waste management concept, divide waste streams into separate streams in waste treatment plants, for which specific treatment methods make sense. Apart from single machines, BELLMER KUFFERATH also supply complete systems for sorting and dewatering of waste streams.

    By BELLMER KUFFERATH Machinery GmbH based in Düren, GERMANY.

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