composite material recycling Articles

  • Environmentally Degradable Polymeric Composite Materials

    Abstract The present study was focused on improvement of the competitiveness of Azotobacter chroococcum 23 produced PHB in two directions: 1) seeking for convenient raw materials for PHB biosynthesis; 2) PHB blending with plasticizers in order to obtain PHB composite materials with controllable physical, thermal properties and biodegradability. Corn starch syrup (PHB content 10,2g/l and 9,8g/l, ...


  • Is composite recycling preparing for take-off?

    As part of a bid to take ever-greater responsibility for end-of-life airplanes, major manufacturer Boeing, among other companies, has stepped up to the challenge of recycling composite materials. In this article, Recycling International takes a look at what is a fascinating but highly-specialised ...


    By Recycling International

  • Information exchanges between experts for thermoset composites design for recycling

    The use of composites in industry is ever increasing. However, end-of-life solutions for composites are still under development. In this paper, a solution linking design strategies with a recycling process for thermoset composite materials is proposed. The recovery solution for these materials is a supercritical water solvolysis process. The needs and multi-disciplinary skills required for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preparation and photoelectrocatalytic performance of N-doped TiO2/NaY zeolite membrane composite electrode material

    A novel composite electrode material based on a N-doped TiO2-loaded NaY zeolite membrane (N-doped TiO2/NaY zeolite membrane) for photoelectrocatalysis was presented. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV–visible (UV-vis) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) characterization techniques were used to analyze the structure of the N-doped TiO2/NaY ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study

    Executive Summary - Summer 2015 Overview of the APR Rigid Plastics Recycling Committee The Association of Post Consumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), North America’s largest alliance of plastics reclaimers, represents companies totaling over 94% of the post-consumer plastic recycling processing capacity.   APR is constantly seeking new ways to ...

  • Innovative fracture-resistant construction material from C&D waste aggregate, fly ash and recycled plastics

    A laboratory investigation was conducted to evaluate the fracture behaviour of an alternative pavement foundation material containing cement stabilised reclaimed crushed aggregate, Class C fly ash and waste-plastic strip (high density polyethylene or HDPE) reinforcement. The primary objective of using strip reinforcement was to improve the tensile strength, crack resistance and toughness ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

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


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • Corporate recycling, sunny side-up

    Food manufacturing and packaging go hand in hand.  What may not be so obvious, however, is that the links between the two are about to become a lot more, er, ineggstricable. That’s right, thanks to some pioneering work out of England, we’ve learned that eggs themselves may contain the answers to some of the world’s environmental woes. Scientists out of the University of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Recycling asphalt shingles a boon for Minnesota C&D Recycler

    The Northeast Recycling Council estimates that more than 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are scrapped in the U.S. each year; 10 million from installation tear-offs and re-roofing jobs and another one million discarded as waste by asphalt shingle manufacturers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that shingle waste makes up 8 percent of the total building-related waste stream ...


    By Vermeer

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycled Plastic Lumber: From Park Benches to Bridges

    The first applications of plastic lumber products were in non-structural applications such as picnic tables and benches. As the industry has matured through the years, innovative research and development work by the plastic lumber industry and universities has fostered the development of superior performing products which in turn has begun to establish new and demanding structural applications ...


  • China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress

    China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress In recent years, EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam recycling are attention by relevant departments, regulatory guidance and policy support were introduced. From the whole, made our EPS foam recycling was no small accomplishment. Following several EPS foam recycling technology to achieve the degree of ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • San Francisco Expands Commercial Organics Recycling

    In San Francisco, commercially generated organics (primarily food residuals) are being diverted from the landfill through a variety of programs with different types of generators, collectors and processors/markets. These efforts include: Redistribution of edible discarded produce and other food, including prepared foods from restaurants; conversion of food processing waste and inedible produce ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Reduction in Water, Energy, Raw Materials and Waste: Queensland Electroplating

     Background Queensland Electroplating Pty Ltd (QE) is a small electroplating factory specialising in the tin plating of bus bars for electric transformers. Small quantities of plating of other metals, such as gold and silver, are also carried out, but because of the toxic heavy metals involved, no chrome plating is done. QE is a company owned and run by an environmentally caring family. ...


  • Energy from waste: the recycling of limed fleshings

    Leather products have been around a long while - there are those who claim that it is the second oldest business in the world. Going back a few millennia, when our earliest ancestors decided that sitting on hard rock was not a soft option, they turned to other materials in order to create more comfortable seating, as well as warmer bedding and improved clothing. Animal skins became the fabric ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Thermal recycling of spent grains – residue becomes resources

    Introduction – the History of Beer The origin of beer was a happy coincidence: In the fourth millennium BC, the Sumarians discovered the fermentation process. The country of the Sumarians, called Mesopotamia, was located between the Euphrates and the Tigris. The Sumarians wanted to help an ill person swallow some bread, so and they soaked a piece in water. They simply forgot the bread in ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • How to Start the Scrap Metal Recycling Business

    Are you looking for ways to start a scrap metal recycling business? Do you want to know what to prepare? With so many people becoming eco-conscious, it is quite profitable to open your own scrap metal business. So next let’s learn about the related know-how. 1. Learn about the market. The scrap business is viable in your geographical location, right? How many are ...

  • 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

  • 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

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