e-scrap Articles

  • E-scrap regulations: calls for stronger enforcement

    Demands for an enhanced producer responsibility system and on-going adaptation of the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) by EU member states provided the two main areas of discussion at the 2008 International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) in Salzburg, Austria. The congress was marked by a call for greater enforcement of regulations, increased collection rates ...


    By Recycling International

  • E-scrap: metals too precious to ignore

    Increased recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is providing the global recycling industry with fresh challenges. Researchers from Berlin’s University of Technology have been taking a close look at the material flowing into and out of the recycling process, paying special attention to the precious metals content. Their main conclusion is that conventional sorting ...


    By Recycling International

  • Sims committed to e-scrap takeover trail

    Amid America’s economic turmoil, the US e-scrap division of the world’s largest recycler Sims Metal Management is celebrating strong expansion in North America. The business recently took over Global Investment Recovery, which marks Sims’ latest step towards its goal of becoming the largest e-scrap recycler in each US state. Recycling International sat down with Steve Skurnac, General Manager of ...


    By Recycling International

  • 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

  • Confirming Natural Attenuation Processes at a Coastal Site - Case Study

    Past waste disposal practices at a California coastal site resulted in a groundwater plume containing CVOCs (mainly chlorinated ethenes [CEs] and 1,1-dichloroethane) migrating offshore towards a marine harbor. CVOCs are present in the sediment porewater adjacent to the shoreline, but concentrations decreased significantly between 2000 and 2015, and NA in the marine sediments was suspected. To ...


    By SIREM

  • Aluminum recycling at Centro Rottami, Italy - Case Study

    Aluminum recycling is particularly important for the Italian economy, which has historically been lacking in raw materials – The showcase of Centro Rottami. Aluminum recycling is particularly important for the Italian economy, which has historically been lacking in raw materials. In fact, as much as 90% of the aluminum produced in the country comes from recycling, and is identical to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Oil Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: Waste oil recycling contributes very much to climate protection through (CO2) energy saving. Compared to the production of base oil the re-refining of waste oil uses 34 % less resources. In the sixties the German government was subsidising the re-refining of waste oil. Because of that the use of waste oil as a fuel was neglected. The used oil re-refining is the ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Geoweb base stabilization solution for soft subgrades New Mexico - Case Study

    Overcoming Site Challenges: Time Constraints Extremely Soft Subgrades Shallow Underground Utilities Geoweb System Strengthens Highway Subgrade The Project New Mexico’s State Highway and Transportation Department (NMSH&TD) made news with innovative financing and a record setting ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Case Report: ESM30 in lake monitoring

    Background Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei province in central China and has 166 lakes that cover 2,217 square km (856 square miles) and approximately 25% of the city.  This surface water coverage is one of the world’s highest.   The Wuhan Environmental Protection Bureau (WHEPB website: http://www.whepb.gov.cn) is responsible for monitoring the surface water ...


    By Oceanalpha Co., Ltd.

  • Winter operation consideration for open cooling towers

    Open cooling towers are susceptible to freezing due to their inherent nature of operation, heat rejection by evaporation. As a result, ice formation becomes a subject of management, not elimination. Several design considerations should be made to minimize the time and effort spent on ice management. Take a look at our latest e-flash,  ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Invention of the Tire Shredder

    The process of vulcanizing rubber was discovered by Charles Goodyear (yes, you read that right) in 1839, and the development of rubber tires followed not long after (Source: Continental Truck). From there, it didn’t take long for worn-out tires to start piling up, and finding good ways to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

    Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back from this potentially sustainable solution? This stagnation is even more ...

  • Tire Shredding: Alternatives to Landfills

    For many reasons, whole tires pose a major problem to landfills. The most obvious is the inefficient use of space. The actual rubber of a tire takes up only a small fraction of the space a tire occupies, and the rest of the space is wasted. A less obvious but far more serious problem is that tires may trap methane gasses when buried with other garbage in landfills. When this happens, the tires ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • How Not to Lose Cadmium While Measuring?

    Today cadmium finds a better usage than a hundred years ago. For example, metal cadmium plating is used for anticorrosion coatings that are more stable than zinc, nickel and tin-plated. Cadmium plating of steel parts gives greater resistance to corrosion, especially in sea water. About 20% of cadmium goes to the manufacture of cadmium electrodes used in ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Western gateway storage company first to save with Evapcold - Case Study

    The best solution for freezer and cooler applications Western Gateway Project Specifications Equipment: (2) LCR-060P-L20-2H-W Evapcold Units (2) ATWB 9-7K12 Fluid Coolers Capacity: 70 TR per LCR Unit x (2) = 140 TR max capacity Charge: 290 lbs. NH3 per LCR Unit x (2) = 580 lbs. NH3 vs. 3500 lbs. NH3 ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • A history of chemically resistant membranes

    The use of polymeric membranes for filtration of non-aqueous solutions started around 1960 and has been developed significantly since then [1]. Today, non-aqueous membrane filtration applications in chemical and pharmaceutical processing account for more than 25% of the global total polymeric membrane market [2]. ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • A solution to fracturing water supply and disposal issues

    “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” –The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge Many topics of conversation among oil and gas industry professionals are predictable – oil price trends, the “great shift change” imperiling the available workforce, and production quotas and caps from OPEC. Yet one pressing topic among those developing ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • Repeatability is King: Up to Tenfold Improvement

    Axetris has improved the repeatability specifications of its mass flow meters and controllers. Repeatability often more important than absolute accuracy Repeatability provides information about the precision, that is, the absolute difference between a pair of repeated test results measured by one instrument under unchanged conditions. To measure precision, the same ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Bramidan helps Deloitte overcome reductions in facility management

    A drastic reduction in facility management meant that Deloitte needed a solution to handle their cardboard waste more efficiently. The answer was the Bramidan X10 cardboard baler. New house, new needs In October 2016, the Esbjerg, Denmark, branch of the international auditing firm, Deloitte, and its 120 employees moved into a new 4.100 m2 port side domicile. ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Talk to your scrap buyer

    Scrap dealers don’t want to pick up a bunch of unmanageable scrap that they have to haul back to their yard and try to separate. They would much rather pick up neat, sorted and compacted scrap. Metal recyclers all over the U.S. and abroad use Sweed equipment in their scrap yards, but if a scrap dealer installs a Sweed chopper in their client’s plant, the dealer can increase the volume ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

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