glass separation Articles

  • Impact lead the way in paper and glass separation

    Impact Air Systems was recently contacted by one of the UK's leading recycling led waste management companies to help them improve the process following the recent introduction of domestic glass into the material stream. The company involved have requested to remain anonymous, but currently operate 6 large scale operations in the UK.   We were called to their facility in the West ...


    By Impact Air Systems

  • 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 ...

  • 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 - ...


  • 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 ...

  • The Benefits of Anti-Reflective Glasses

    Anti-reflective coating is also known as AR coating or anti-glare coating. The coating improves vision, reduces eye strain and makes the lenses appear invisible. These benefits are due to the ability of anti-reflective coating to virtually eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses. With reflections gone, more light passes through your lenses to optimize vision ...

  • Glass crusher for FOOD & BEVERAGES recycling

    Cogelme Glass Crusher in a very efficient manner destroys defected or expired wine, beer and other beverages glass bottles, as well as jars with food inside and helps to obtain pure glass and pure organic materials. Multiple benefits delivered to the food recyclers: The glass containers can be crushed to adjustable sizes, in base of the needs. Cogelme ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • BT-Wolfgang binder erected new glass powder plant for Geocell for the production of foam glass ballast in upper Austria

    The planning, delivery and installation of the complete machine and electro engineering equipment for the glass powder plant from the company GEOCELL, one of the leading producers of foam glass ballast in Europe, was carried out by the company BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH from Gleisdorf, as general contractor. Initial situation: Before construction of the plant, the glass powder was ...

  • 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. ...

  • Solid / gas separation with fabric filters

    A myriad of filter media are utilized today for separation of particulate matter in industrial gas filtration applications. These media range from single use (deposable) to semi-permanent media and include fiber, fabric, ceramic, membrane, metal mesh, and sintered metal media. Semi-permanent media are usually cleanable, either on or off-line, and are primarily intended for long-term (up to ...

  • Source separated residential composting in the US

    THE Field of Dreams movie theme, “if you build it they will come,” is definitely à propos to source separated residential organics composting. While conducting this year's survey, we asked program managers what they think the key ingredients are to offering households the ability to divert more than just yard trimmings at the curb - a practice that is widely adopted in some Canadian provinces and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Monroe Scrubbing System provides halide recovery at a major glass products plant

    Challenge A glass manufacturing plant was having trouble cleaning the emitted gases, particulate, and odors that resulted from its manufacturing process. Metallic Halides such as SnCl4 and TiCl4 were being applied to hot glass to impart special properties. The halide and oxide emissions were hazardous, extremely pungent, irritating in odor, and very difficult to scrub. ...

  • The Spectrex particle counter used in study of pharmaceutical glass delamination.

    Delamination, or the generation of glass flakes in vials used to contain parenteral drug products, continues to be a persistent problem in the pharmaceutical industry. To understand all of the factors that might contribute to delamination, a statistical design of experiments was implemented to describe this loss of chemical integrity for glass vials. Phase I of this study focused on the effects ...


    By Spectrex Corporation

  • Survey of Waste Glass Collection & Recycling Arrangements in UK Local Authorities

    1. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study is to inform WRAP of the range of contractual arrangements for waste container glass collection and recycling adopted by local authorities throughout the UK. The key objectives are: To further WRAP’s understanding of the waste container glass supply chain, in particular with regardto collection of waste ...

  • A study on PbO in CRT funnel glass at high–temperature condition

    Glasses from the end–of–life Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) represent a pressing environmental problem, especially the funnel glass containing high lead concentration. To avoid lead contamination and re–utilise it, it is of great importance to study the separation process of lead contained in the funnel glass. In this study, the microstructure of scrap funnel glass and molten funnel glass were analysed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


  • Redwave sorting system for Russia – Company ACTIS built a new glass processing plant in Novocheskassk

    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 the beautiful and traditional town of Rostov in Southern Russia. The interest in fully automatic, optical sorting was inspired by Actis in 2008. After a careful planning phase, in 2011 Actis decided for the Austrian plant ...

  • Monroe scrubber solves pollution and odor problems from a glass resin reactor at a synthetic fiber manufacturing plant

    Monroe scrubber solves pollution and odor problems from a glass resin reactor at a synthetic fiber manufacturing plant Challenge The plant was emitting about 6.0 lbs/hr of toxic fumes from their resin reactor at a temperature of 200oF. The emitted gases to be cleaned were from hazardous, gaseous pollutants such as phenol and formaldehyde, as well as dust particulate. The ...

  • Using air instead of water to separate your recycling materials

    Separating recyclables by density is nothing new. For many years, the use of wet tanks to remove heavy materials from lights has been very successful. Unfortunately, the disadvantages of this technology are increasingly apparent. With stringent and increasing environmental regulations, use of water is quickly become a messy proposition. When material enters a wet tank, any contaminant on the ...


    By General Kinematics

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