car dismantling Articles

  • 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

  • Automotive Dismantling: Mount Gravatt Auto Wreckers

    Background Mt Gravatt Auto Wreckers (MGAW) is an automotive dismantling business located in the catchment area of Bulimba creek on Brisbane’s south side. It is a medium sized business and has a staff of three. Since taking over the business two years ago, Mark Breeds, the proprietor, has made significant changes towards improving the quality of his workplace. He was confronted with the ...


  • EU’s End-of-life Vehicle Rules Stuck in Neutral

    Against a backdrop of stagnant car sales and falling scrap metal prices, car makers and recyclers are gearing up for the implementation of the European Union’s end-of-life vehicle directive. Or are they? The European Union’s controversial end-of-life vehicle (ELV) directive comes into effect this month. But its passage from paper to practice appears to have stalled at a national level as car ...


  • Improved Lighting Efficiency: German Wrecking Company

     Background German Wrecking Company (GWC) is a small business that specialises in the wrecking and storage of Mercedes Benz and BMW automotive parts and panels. It differs from many auto dismantlers as it is totally roofed to avoid contaminated rainwater from car bodies entering the stormwater system. This puts German Wrecking in line with 'best practice' in this industry, but also ...


  • Heavy Metals in Vehicles II

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles aims at the prevention of wastes from vehicles and at the reuse, recycling ...

  • Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

    Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that were once abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable and reusable metal, they also contain subs tances ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

    Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that once were abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable and reusable metal, they also contain substances ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Raising energy efficiency in a new materials economy - Part II

    There is a vast worldwide potential for cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by reducing the use of materials. This begins with the major metals--steel, aluminum, and copper--where recycling requires only a fraction of the energy needed to produce these metals from virgin ore, and with the recycling and composting of most household garbage. It continues with designing cars, appliances, and ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Three models of social change

    Can we change fast enough? When thinking about the enormous need for social change as we attempt to move the world economy onto a sustainable path, I find it useful to look at various models of change. Three stand out. One is the catastrophic event model, which I call the Pearl Harbor model, where a dramatic event fundamentally changes how we think and behave. The second model is one where a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Why Rare Earth Recycling is Rare (and What can We Do About it)

    Earbuds, touch screens, CFLs with a warm glow, rechargeable batteries and power windows: Most of us take these things for granted. When we do, we also take for granted a group of elements called rare earth metals, whose special electronic and magnetic properties make them a key component of many 21st century technologies. These 17 elements are actually plentiful enough — you probably have ...


    By Ensia

  • Abrasives case study - Chromalloy

    Chromalloy, Drilling Fluids Division, produces barite at its Houston, TX facility. Chromalloy was using standard elbows on its 4- and 5"-diameter pneumatic conveying lines, which carry barite from the grinding mill to the storage tanks where it is stored prior to loading into hopper cars and bulk trucks. Figure 1: A cross section of the new type of elbow in use at Chromalloy. Suspended ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • Innova`s race against time; the sonic mystery

    What began as a puzzling mystery in the semi-arid scrub-land of Colorado, ended as a race against time for the acoustic specialists of INNOVA (formerly ATCO Noise Management). The Olathe Compression Station, operated by Kinder Morgan’s TransColorado Gas Transmission, is located on a plateau in isolated, canyon-cut Colorado countryside, three km from the nearest ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • Refuse Derived Fuel, Current Practice and Perspectives

    Untitled Document Summary I OBJECTIVES The objectives of the project were to undertake a survey on the current ...

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

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


    By BioCycle Magazine

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