advanced optical sorting technology Articles

  • Hungarian city makes giant leap into recycling with an advanced sorting plant - Case Study

    Settlements in the southeast region of Hungary, which previously sent all their municipal solid waste (MSW) to landfill, now have a state-of-the-art MSW sorting system near Békéscsaba that can process up to 120,000 tonnes of waste per year. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Granada Eco-Center: Technology at the service of efficient material recovery - Case Study

    Granada Eco-Center, in Alhendin (Granada), with a nominal capacity of 450,000 tons per annum, is totally automated and is one of the leading facilities in waste recycling at the national level, and had a 10.8% waste recovery rate on inputs last year. The plant features 4 treatment lines that process 30 tons per hour and has 10 AUTOSORT ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Ecopark 4, Spain, trusts AUTOSORT for the efficient automation of its separation processes - Case Study

    Ecopark 4 in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), part of the infrastructure of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB), uses ten of TOMRA Sorting Recycling's AUTOSORT optical separators, which currently recover 90% of sortable material. This fully automated plant has three treatment streams which process around 300,000 tons annually. Ecopark 4, located in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), is a ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • ROAF, Norway - Case Study

    The world´s first fully automated sorting plant for MSW Waste and recycling company Romerike Avfallsforedling IKS (RoAF) has installed 16 of TOMRA´s AUTOSORT optical sorters to separate green bio-waste bags and recyclable fractions from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). This award-winning site is the first fully automated sorting plant for MSW worldwide, requiring no manual ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Hanbury Plastic Recycling – Stoke on Trent, UK case study

    CUSTOMER HPR Limited creates high quality plastic feedstock materials, by sorting co-mingled commercial, industrial and post-consumer waste into separated polymer streams of high purity since 2011. HPR Limited process 40,000 tonnes/year of mixed kerbside collected plastic material. SITUATION HPR were looking for a solution to sort efficiently ...

  • Montello S.p.A. and TOMRA: when excellence chooses excellence - Case Study

    Montello S.p.A., based near Bergamo, Italy, uses the latest sensor-based technology of 40 TOMRA machines to give a new lease of life to tonnes of post-consumer plastic arriving from Lombardy. Montello S.p.A. Bergamo. A success story. An example of industrial conversion towards a green economy. Back in 1996, at the time of the steel crisis, the company's management decided to discontinue ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • DAREH-ÉP, Hungary - Case Study

    Hungarian city Békéscsaba makes a giant leap into recycling with an advanced sorting plant. New system, equipped with 10 AUTOSORT units and one X-TRACT unit, enables Békéscsaba to process 120,000 tonnes of MSW ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Suez Regene Atlantique, France - Case Study

    SUEZ Regene Atlantique is a French plant owned by the SUEZ group which specializes in the recovery and recycling of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles. During 2013, the company received a sizable strategic investment which was specifically earmarked to modernize and improve its optical sorting process for bottle recycling. This planned upgrade was to be accomplished via the purchase of new ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Upgrading of plastics with TITECH autosort 4 at Balsamo Reciclagem, Brazil - Case Study

    OVERVIEW Balsamo Reciclagem upgraded its plant with the installation of the innovative AUTOSORT optical sorter. Thanks to this equipment, the company managed to increase material processing speed and amount, boost productivity, offers a wider range of products and reduces operational and maintenance ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • The Alcázar De San Juan Waste Management Plant Now Has Four Titech Autosort Units - Case Study

    The Alcázar De San Juan Waste Management Plant Now Has Four Titech Autosort Units The latest remodeling of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management Plant in Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real, Spain) includes two new TITECH autosort 4 optical sorting units. Overview The Municipal ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Milton Keynes, UK - Case Study

    Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park: putting Circular Economy thinking into practice. Background Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park is a world-class waste treatment facility, which is due to be fully operational in 2016. The facility aims to deal with Milton Keynes’ black bag waste in a sustainable way by incorporating three different types of treatment on one ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Rainbow Environmental Services aims for Zero Waste with CP Group and Siemens

    Chase Clark wants to be a recycler with Rainbow Environmental Services when he grows up. The three-year-old boy loves nothing more than watching the collection trucks roll out of Rainbow’s Huntington Beach, California Material Recovery Facility (MRF) early in the morning. “Most of the drivers have gotten to know Chase, and they’ll honk their horns and wave on their way out for ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Encouraging sustainable recycling behavior through financial incentives

    PERSONAL habits and behaviors can be significant obstructions to sustainable activities, where a perceived hassle limits participation. This is the focus of Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr's increasingly popular scheme of Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM), where these barriers are identified and broken down on the local level to increase involvement. According to Dr. McKenzie-Mohr's Quick Reference ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Sludge Blanket Level Detection – making new process opportunities possible

    Much Pulsar's Self-Cleaning Viper Sludge Sensor of the demonstrating the effective maintenance-free solution. discussion around the way we deal with sewage sludge – the way it is moved around the process, the bellmouth valves and decant processes, the downstream treatment of the liquors, important issues around TOTEX and discharge Compliance, plus more recently the ...

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