automobile recycling Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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-Verlag GmbH

  • Optimal heat-reversible snap joints for frame-panel assembly in aluminium space frame automotive bodies

    This paper presents a method for designing heat-reversible snap joints, locator-snap systems that detach non-destructively by heating a certain location of parts. It is expected to dramatically improve the recyclability of aluminium space frame (ASF) bodies by enabling clean separation of frames and body panels. Extending our previous work on the sequential design of the locators and heating area ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling lightweight automobiles

    Lightweight design is an important factor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Nevertheless, not every weight savings inevitably reduces emissions. On the one hand, materials of lower weight need more energy to produce but, on the other hand, they reduce the consumption in the useful life. Only a consideration of the entire life of the automobile can determine if ...


    By Sphera

  • 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

  • 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

  • More circular economy: How end-of-life vehicle recycling can be improved

    The circular economy package adopted by the European Commission contains numerous measures aimed at promoting resource efficiency and recycling in the EU. Industry representatives are convinced that the recycling of end-of-life vehicles will also benefit from the package. "The measures planned by the European Commission in the field of design and innovation for the circular economy will ...


    By ICM AG

  • Reverse logistics and resource recovery: modelling car dismantling facilities

    Reverse logistics is addressed as new business issue promoted by the compulsory targets regulation enacted by the EU, to lower pollution and to reduce raw stuffs consumption. The paper gives a survey of the existing legal frame, and suggests the modelling and simulation path to assess the dismantling process. Such path permits the quantitative assessment of the recovery (reuse, recycling) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sample preparation for the analysis of secondary fuel in cement plants

    Secondary fuel can be a very inhomogeneous sample, containing all types of polymers, paper, wood and low fractions of metal. Also recycled wood or parts of automobile tires might be used as secondary fuel. Before using it as fuel in the production of cement, several chemical analyses are necessary as quality control. Cement is made by heating limestone (calcium carbonate), with small quantities ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • Automotive spent catalysts treatment and platinum recovery

    The recovery of platinum from spent catalysts was examined. Platinum leaching was studied considering particle size, temperature, solid–liquid and HCl/HNO3 ratio effects. Many elements together with Pt were taken from a mixed spent catalyst sample. The main components of the leach liquor were Pt (1.84 g/kg cat) and Fe (0.94 g/kg cat). Platinum was separated from the leach aqueous solution by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The recycling of ASR

    The project’s main objective is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of a new process for processing, recycling, conditioning and disposal of ASR (also called fluff), which is generally classified as hazardous waste in the European legislation. The project is aimed at giving an answer to the problem of ASR waste management in Europe and mainly in Italy. At the moment fluff ...


    By sif trade srl

  • International Tire Recycling Spotlight: Venezuela

    Tire recycling is a serious global concern. Scrap tires take up far too much space, they can spawn devastating tire fires that burn for weeks or even months when stored together in large numbers, and they they leach chemicals into soil and groundwater. Recycling is an absolute necessity, but not easily done. Most developed countries have produced millions of scrap tires (at the very least), and ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Design Method of Plastic Subtraction

    The R&D Department considers the need for recycling and disassembly when designing products. The material suitable for plastic recycling in the United States does not focus on which plastic is the best choice for making individual parts, but on materials that can be widely used. This is a revolutionary change in conception.   In order to facilitate 

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