car recycling Articles

  • Car and e-scrap recycling: the Chinese experience

    In late November, more than 220 delegates met in China for the World Recycling - Shanghai congress organised by Switzerland-based ICM. Among other issues, the focus fell on latest trends in car and electronics scrap recycling within China itself. Several speakers emphasised that much remains to be done to bring the country into line with standards adopted in other parts of the world. Tighter ...


    By Recycling International

  • Remove My Car stands up for vehicle recycling industry

    Vehicle recycling expert Remove My Car is standing up for the ELV (End of Life Vehicle) industry at a time when the reputation of vehicle recyclers has been put under national scrutiny by the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling in Japan. The company believes the vehicle recycling industry in the UK is cleaning up its act, helped along by recent legislation, and that it no longer ...


    By Remove My Car

  • Recycling of Cars Made Green and Cleaner with Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps

    At the end of its’ life, a car yields on average, 140 kilos of shredder waste: 26 kg of metals, 69 kg of plastics, 11 kg of minerals and 24 kg of fibres. In Tiel, Netherlands, a Post Shredder Treatment plant (PST) was built in 2011, for the recycling of cars. The PST plant is one of the two plants in Europe that are able to recycle to approximately 95% of the waste materials. ...

  • Earth Day is a good time to `go-green` by recycling an old car!

    Earth Day is a good time to recycle an old car by donating it to charity. The donor gets a valuable tax deduction, the charity gets the scrap value of the car, and the environment benefits by getting a polluting vehicle off the road.Recycling an old car by donating it to charity has many advantages to the community. The taxpayer gets a valuable tax deduction on their itemized federal return. The ...

  • Wastewater from car batteries disposal

    The Client Our Client is a secondary lead smelting plant, based in Europe, that produces mainly lead ingots for automotive car batteries, lead alloys and lead shot for hunting and sport shooting. The Challenge The Client has a recovery plant for lead acid batteries, capable of separating the different components of batteries by wet system, with ...

  • Car Washing Efficiently: Carlovers Carwash Limited

     Background Since 1988, CarLovers Carwash Limited has operated a network of automatic and self-serve carwash facilities throughout Australia. CarLovers currently has 87 carwash outlets operating in Australia. Pre-existing Process Previous car wash facilities discharged all their wash water to sewer and did not reuse the wash water. ...


  • Engine Crushers – Making A Profit Out Of Old Cars

    Engine crushers make recycling engines quicker and economical.  The purpose of an engine crusher is to reduce engines and gearboxes into small particles.  This makes sorting aluminium from ferrous metals more efficient.  Challenger Group Engine crushers are available in large ...


    By Challenger Handling Limited

  • Freytech oil water separators in car wash applications

    Knowing that oil can get into the reclaim water, David F. Roberts, the President of Freytech Inc., recommends the use of an enhanced coalescing oil water separator. “Even trace amounts of oil in the recycled water can diminish the quality of the wash,” he said. “An ‘oil trap’ is not enough since it is simply a tank with baffled walls which does trap some of the oil ...


    By Freytech Inc.

  • Car Wash Wastewater Treatment - Case Study

    Wastewater Treatment Plant, Robina Car Wash, Qld Case Study: Car Wash WWTP Client: Robina Car Wash Year: 2012 Capacity: 800 l/h BACKGROUND Car washes use very little potable (mains drinking) water by using fine nozzles and high pressure hoses. Linked ...


    By Hydrasyst

  • 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

  • Car wash wastewater treatment and water reuse – a case study

    Recent features of a car wash wastewater reclamation system and results from a full-scale car wash wastewater treatment and recycling process are reported. This upcoming technology comprises a new flocculation–column flotation process, sand filtration, and a final chlorination. A water usage and savings audit (22 weeks) showed that almost 70% reclamation was possible, and fewer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Spray Painting Industry: Wynnum Car Renovators Panel Beating & Towing

     Background Wynnum Car Renovators Panel Beating & Towing (WCR) is a medium sized spray painting and panel beating workshop which employs eight staff. Over the years, Peter Watson (Manager of WCR) has been continuously thinking of ways to improve his business productivity, reduce operating costs, and help protect the environment. He has to date introduced a number of waste ...


  • China’s tyre recycling at a crossroads

    China introduced a ban on imports of used and waste rubber from car tyres in April last year. But with the country suffering a severe shortage of rubber resources, some tyre recycling companies have called on the government to reverse this policy. But not everyone is in ...


    By Recycling International

  • 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 Problems in Paradise

    Just a few months ago, Costa Rica landed in the center stage of environmentalism after running on 100 percent renewable energy for the first 75 days of 2015. With an already strong image in the environmentalist movement,this achievement only came to reinforce the country’s relevance in the green arena. Nonetheless, critique ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • The Many Uses of Recycled Rubber

    ECO Green Equipment releases a review of the many different uses and after-market products utilizing recycled rubber. The Many Uses of Recycled Rubber If you think the best use of rubber is for your car tires, then think again! Secondary rubber products are used in many everyday products and places. You might be surprised to learn about the different industries using ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

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


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wastewater Recycling: Radiator Warehouse

     Radiator Warehouse is a small company that has been able to compete and grow through innovation and a commitment to cleaner production. After surveying available technology for recycling water and reducing chemicals, it decided to develop its own, much simpler system at a cost of only $10,000. This was not only cheaper than available overseas technologies, but was also just half the cost of ...


  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • 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

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