automobile recycling Articles

  • Best management practices for automobile salvage yards

    This paper collects a group of best management practices (BMPs) that outline the techniques needed to establish an environmentally friendly automobile recycling facility. Using common as well as unique BMPs from several different states, a full but not detailed set of management practices has been established. Since every facility is different, each facility will need a set of BMPs that meets its ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR) destruction in a plasma gasification reactor

    Test results on Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR), or car fluff, demonstrated destruction efficiency and safe conversion to synthesis gas and a glass residue, in a plasma gasification system. The synthesis gas consists primarily of hydrogen and carbon monoxide in the range between 20 and 22 vol-% respectively, or 45 and 55 vol-% dry basis, when corrected for nitrogen. In dry reforming operation, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mechanical treatment of automobile shredder residue for its application as a fuel

    Enforcement of the Automobile Recycling Law in Japan requires utilization of automobile shredder residue (ASR). However, the high contents of copper (~5%) and chlorine (~1%) in ASR stand in the way of practical application. We studied methods for the removal of copper and chlorine from ASR so that it could be utilized as a fuel. By compression of the ASR for solidification with an extruder, the ...


    By Springer

  • Automobile manufacturer recovers 99.5% wastewater through cost effective ZLD system

    The Facility The manufacturing facility of KIA MOTORS in Sousan, South Korea was undergoing expansion and had to meet the Zero Liquid Discharge requirements for environmental compliance. The facility is located in a water stressed area where the fresh water cost is increasing annually. They were looking for a cost effective Zero Liquid Discharge system as a means to reuse their ...

  • Design for recycling: a route to green ship recycling

    Ship recycling at the end of a ship’s useful life aims to make the shipping industry more environmentally sustainable and is a major source of employment in developing countries. However, there are associated health, safety and environmental concerns. This study argues these concerns are due to inappropriate design and explains how ‘design for recycling’ can reduce the costs and ...

  • How to Recycle Radiator Scrap?

    Radiator is widely used in cars, trucks and other automobiles. Radiators were also once an essential part of a home heating system. In today’ s life, AC radiator is more known by commons. Before discussing how to recycle radiator, let’s have a general knowledge of this three kinds of radiators. Car radiators was almost born with the automobile itself. We know that, as the ...

  • Recycling Using Antifreeze with Electrodionization

    Recycling used antifreeze makes sense for two reasons: 1) It is cost-effective, and 2) It saves resources. Ethylene glycol, the primary active ingredient in antifreeze, is produced from natural gas, which is a finite, non-renewable resource. For businesses that use a lot of antifreeze, like automobile repair shops, setting up an antifreeze recycling program can significantly reduce management ...


  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Automotive recycling - an American success story

    In this article, leading automotive recycling consultant Richard T.Paul investigates the current status of car recycling in the USA, along with recent developments and emerging trends affecting the sector. He dwells in particular on the collection of mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles, proposed national legislation to retire vehicleidentification numbers, and the Automobile Recyclers ...


    By Recycling International

  • Entrepreneurs Expand Markets for Recycled Products

    Beyond Waste in Santa Rosa, California demonstrates that reuse deconstruction in the mainstream construction industry can be a money-making prospect — by getting paid to take the building apart and from the sale of recovered materials. Beyond Waste’s first “high profile” project was at the Presidio, a former Army base located on the south shore of the Golden Gate entrance to the San Francisco ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Dumpster Divers Give a Boost to Recycling

    Recycling advocates are always searching for new driving forces to move the field forward on the road to materials recovery. Greater emphasis is now placed on composting programs, commercial office paper recovery, construction and demolition salvage projects, and support of reuse centers. While these strategies have been successful, there is still the sense that — for recycling to be more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EU directive poses threat to vehicle recyclers

    Even the architect of the ELV directive believes proposed vehicle recovery and recycling quotas are ‘very tough’ and that the new definition of recycling proposed for the revised Waste Framework Directive could present problems to the ELV recycling industry. And the recent International Automobile Recycling Congress in Amsterdam also heard a leading steelmaker urge shredder operators to use and ...


    By Recycling International

  • Recycling Options for Mixed Plastics in Automotive Shredder Residues

    Waste production (ASR) from shredding of automobiles is a major global problem. The current method of disposal via landfilling is unacceptable due to environmental concerns and high cost. This project focuses on the evaluation of competing technologies for recycling automotive shredder residues and in helping solve this industrial problem by analyzing feasible solutions for implementation. The ...


  • Sustainability of the automotive recycling infrastructure: review of current research and identification of future challenges

    In addition to rising fuel prices, government policy-makers are endeavouring to reduce the environmental impact of the automotive industry through directives and standards. Automotive manufacturers are working to reduce the use phase environmental impact of automobiles by introducing innovative vehicle designs. However, these product design changes may jeopardise the profitability of the business ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • State of Garbage in America Recycling Data Analysis

    IN APRIL 2006, BioCycle published the findings of the 15th State of Garbage In America, a national survey on the generation and disposition of municipal solid waste (MSW). The 2006 survey initiative, which utilized data from calendar year 2004, continued the collaboration between BioCycle and Columbia University's Earth Engineering Center (EEC). The 2006 survey used the new tonnage reporting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Henry Ford, Industrial Conservationist? Take-back, waste reduction and recycling at the Rouge

    Many of the ideas and practises of industrial ecology are not new. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the extensive waste reduction and recycling programmes implemented by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company at the famous River Rouge complex during the 1920s and 1930s. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these programmes was an automobile disassembly line for end-of-life vehicles. Ford's efforts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chemical recovery - Recycle Fluid Technologies, Inc. - case study

    Application Recycle Fluid Technologies, Inc., of Richland Michigan recovers ethylene glycol of higher purity and greater volumetric yield. The recovered product must meet stringent General Motors and ASTM Standards. Waste Description The used ethylene glycol contains inhibitor salts, ash, dissolved metals, organic acids, motor oils and other variable ...


  • Identification and control of safety and health hazards in metal scrap recycling

    The audience for this guide is anyone who works in the metal scrap recycling industry—employers, employees, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists—should read this publication. This guide can help you identify and manage the hazards associated with exposure to various metals and processing chemicals and with related processes and equipment used in metal scrap recycling operations. Why is ...

  • Plastics recycling industry ‘Wish List’ for a rapid transition to a Circular Economy

    The producers of automobiles and electronics across Europe have been given the responsibility for the end-of-life capture, collection and recycling or recovery of the products that they put on the market. Under this Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation the focus is placed upon ‘polluter pays’ by making branded manufacturers and importers share the financial burden of the ...

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