glass cullet recycling Articles

  • PEL explains the glass cullet process

    PEL manufactures a range of bottle crushers used to crush glass bottles in the hospitality sector. Glass is crushed to cullet size, which is then sent back to the glass manufacturers to be made into glass all over again. Outlined is the process that glass goes through to get to this process. Glass is a unique product in that it can be recycled over &  over again without ever losing its ...

  • Cullets (Glass Fragments) Quality Control by Artificial Vision: a Textural Based Approach

     Abstract Glass fragments (cullets) to be recycled present different market values ac-cording to their colour. Glass recycling plants perform cullets sorting mainly discrimi-nating coloured glasses from white and half white glasses. Cullets which are collected without distinctions of colour, can be used primarily for the production of green glass and only in part for the production of yellow ...


  • Community Glass Recycling Project: ACI Glass Packaging

     To increase glass recycling, ACI Glass and local councils in regional New South Wales targeted clubs, pubs and restaurants for collection of recyclable glass. The clubs, pubs and restaurants have also profited from the recycling of their waste, some saving thousands of dollars a year. The key to the success of this campaign was the sharing of recycling costs, benefits and responsibilities - ...


  • 11 Å tobermorite ion exchanger from recycled container glass

    Waste container glass cullet has been evaluated as a feedstock material for the hydrothermal synthesis of tobermorite, a cation exchanger. Accordingly, it is demonstrated that essentially phase–pure 11 Å tobermorite, Ca5Si6O16 (OH) 2 · 4H2O, can be obtained from a stoicheiometrically–adjusted mixture of waste glass cullet and calcium oxide in aqueous sodium hydroxide at 100°C. A batch sorption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lead and ceramic in glass industry

    The lead content in recycled glass no longer poses a problem in the glass industry. Cullet recycled by REDWAVE-XRF provides superior results according to glass plants. The lead content in glass is even below the quality limits required by law. Experiences of glass plants and plant operators: The REDWAVE-XRF sorting system by BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH for separation of leaded pieces of ...

  • Realising the value of recovered glass: An update

    Around 1.5 million tonnes of container glass were recycled in the twelve months to June 2008, 200,000 tonnes more than a year earlier. However, although there was an increase in the amount of cullet going into remelt applications – including domestic container manufacture, glass wool and export – the majority of the increase was absorbed by the aggregates market. Moreover, the amount of cullet ...

  • Glass Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • ACTIS – Russia - Glass sorting plant - case study

    Customer The headquarters of the company ACTIS, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from Rostov in Southern Russia. ACTIS emerged as a pioneer n the glass recycling industry 10 years ago. Even then, a new plant with conveyor belts, feed hopper and product bunker, washing unit and manual ...

  • What happens to crushed glass from PEL Bottle Crushers

    All of the glass which has been crushed using a PEL bottle crusher is recycled and reprocessed back into bottles. The cullet produced by PEL bottle crushers has been approved by the leading glass manufacturers as a supplier of high quality glass cullet. 85% of the cullet produced is above 8mm and can be reprocessed back into bottles. The glass is crushed to the size of a ...

  • Separation of glass ceramics and leaded glass with X-ray fluorescence technology case study

    Customer For more than 100 years the German company Reiling has been working in the field of recycling. In its founding year, Reiling began simple commodity trading but developed during the 50's into one of the glass recycling specialists in Germany. The formerly small business, now in its fourth generation, has grown into a substantial group of companies. Nevertheless, Reiling ...

  • Pharmaceutical glass manufacturer blends 120 batches/day of abrasive ingredients

    The manufacture of high-quality pharmaceutical glass is an exacting business that calls for careful control at all stages of the process in order to obtain the desired properties in the final product. Those properties vary, depending on what the glass is to be used for, so the initial step - the precise measurement and thorough mixing of multiple ingredients - is critical to the rest of the ...

  • Recycling aluminium explained

    A major magnetic equipment manufacturer has successfully solved numerous Aluminium Recycling problems world wide. Master Magnets Ltd is a world leader in the field of Metal Separation applications, they are now willing to share the secrets behind their success. The recycling of aluminum generally produces significant cost savings over the production of new aluminum even when the cost of ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • The Debate over the Economic Viability of Recycling

    The general view about recycling is that it is extremely beneficial to the environment. The majority of websites pertaining to environmental policies, be it private agency or government, say that a good citizen with moral credibility must do three things: Recycle everything Sort the waste ...

  • Fabric structures as cost - Effective solutions in recycling applications

    With regulations becoming increasingly stringent and budgets continuing to shrink, recycling and other solid waste facilities are looking for innovative solutions for physical plant upgrades. In order to reduce processing costs and protect the environment, many treatment plant operators are choosing tension fabric buildings. Glass Recycling – Covered Containers Tension ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • An Infographic on “A Bottles Journey”

    The average family consumes annually about 500 glass jars or bottles.  Glass if taken to landfill will never decompose.  However glass can endlessly be recycled without loosing its characteristics.  Glass is made from raw materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash or scrap glass.   Furnace ready scrap glass is called cullet.    Glass containers from the ...


    By Advanced Technical Concepts

  • Fundamentals of Multi-Sensor Separation Systems

    This paper gives an overview of the research at the Delft University of Technology in the field of automatic quality control and sorting systems, which are applied for solid bulk materials in the recycling industry. From theory it is known that a simultaneous detection of several features with sensors of different detection principles improves the quality of the classification dramatically. ...

  • Summary and Conclusions of the Study

    Background and objectives According to 'Affald 21', the Danish national waste plan for the period of 1998-2004 (Ministry of Environment and Energy, 1999) recycling of household waste should be increased over the coming years. The plan is focused on increasing sorting and collection from the households, in which glass is one of the fractions.The first objective of this project is to examine ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • Materials recovery from waste cathode ray tubes (CRTs)

    Executive summary ObjectivesThis is the second interim report of this project being carried out by ICER with support from Glass Technology Services. The project is examining potential markets for waste CRT glass. In this second stage five potential applications have been investigated, three for screen glass which does not contain lead and two for lead-containing funnel glass ...

  • Advanced Filtration Media (AFM): Clean Water Market Analysis

    Executive Summary This report has been prepared by Entec to provide a market assessment of the application of AFM (Advanced Filtration Media) for potable water treatment. The work has been carried out on behalf of BREWEB, the Environmental Body of the Building Research Establishment and Dryden Aqua Limited, the developers of AFM. AFM is a high quality product that has been developed as ...

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