mixed plastic separation Articles

  • Electrostatic Separation of Mixed Plastics Waste

    A major environmental problem is mixed plastics waste. Because of the incompatibilities of the properties of different polymers, mixed waste is either land filled or reused in low value applications such as plastic wood. The barrier to economic re-use of these materials is separation into pure components. Recycled pure plastics can be used in place of virgin material and thereby much of the ...


  • Pre-separation of household plastics from EfW plant in-feed case study

    Challenge: Client tendering for large scale Energy from Waste (EfW) facility. Axion asked to provide separation and sorting of plastic fractions in residual household waste. Axion Solution: Axion evaluated volume and mix of plastics in the target waste stream. Modelled range of plant options to remove and separate ...

  • Mixed waste composting trends

    It's been about 25 years since vendors started marketing systems to process mixed municipal solid waste via composting in the U.S. Today, there are 13 plants, most fulfilling their niche in the communities they serve - whether managing MSW in high tourism areas, or processing residual organics from materials recovery facilities. Table 1 provides summary data on the 13 facilities. While we did not ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mixed MSW composting in transition

    WITHOUT a doubt, composting the mixed municipal solid waste stream is a “niche” business. It is an MSW management option that seems to be viable in very specific situations. In some instances, these plants were built to service tourist destinations, often in somewhat rural areas where recycling is difficult and landfills are distant. In several other cases, public agencies built plants to extend ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • FLOTTWEG SORTICANTER® for Plastic recycling

    How many times each day do you use something made out of plastic? From a toothbrush to a soda pop bottle, from a grocery bag to a garden hose, plastics are part of our daily life. Needless to mention the huge amount of waste plastics generated in the industry. You probably know that plastics are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. When plastics are thrown away, they become part of the ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Plastics case study - Acro

    Smart Elbow® solves plastics problem Subject ACRO Extrusion Corporation's Wilmington, DE plant. Situation Stainless steel sweep elbows were wearing through at ACRO Extrusion Corporation, causing considerable downtime, product loss, and maintenance expense. The sweep elbows in their pneumatic conveying system were ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Recycling plastics with magnets

    (from Machine Desgin)   Many plastics manufacturers use processes like sequential 3D blow-in molding and two-shot injection molding, but they create a ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Plastic Recycling Process

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Operator Strategies : Sorting Out the Plastic

    BETTER BUGS Ideas and products in the Better Bugs category attempt to affect the biological components and biochemistry of processes by altering the mix of microorganisms or enzymes present. After all, biology is the foundation of many, if not most, organics recycling systems. Pyrophiles: The first example of Better Bugs involves pyrophilic organisms, bugs that can take the heat. This example is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mixed MSW composting is steady as she goes

    Two new facilities came on line in 2006, while one ceased operation and a second is shifting to a new technology. Annual survey identifies a total of 14 plants. Part I STEADY-STATE may be the best phrase to describe the status of facilities composting mixed municipal solid waste in the United States. In fact, steady-state may be the best phrase to describe solid waste composting in general since ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Redwave - separation of transparent and white HDPE

    REDWAVE - sensor based sorting machines - optimise the separation of recyclable plastic materials: Upon customer request the separation of transparent and white HDPE bottles has been realized for the first time in a sorting plant. It is a challenging task as hardly any difference can be detected in the colour spectrum between transparent and white bottles. In ...

  • Source Separated MSW Composting in the US

    MUNICIPAL solid waste composting projects are being launched based on residential separation of the compostable stream from recyclables and trash - quite widespread in Europe and increasingly in Canada. One trend - typically in cities and suburban communities - is to add source separated residential organics to existing yard trimmings collection programs. Composting facilities permitted to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Action Recycling-Milwaukee Plastic Sorting case study

    Customer Action Recyclers is a rapidly growing recycling company in Milwaukee which was founded in 2005. The company now employs    more than 30 employees and owns several recycling centres. Requirements PET and PE are to be recycled from a mixed fraction (60% PE/PET and 40% other materials such as other plastics, wood, paper, etc) with a grain size ...

  • Degradation of biodegradable plastics under controlled composting conditions

    The management of solid waste is a growing concern in many countries. Municipal solid waste is a major component of the total solid waste generated by society, and the fraction of municipal solid waste made up of plastic materials continues to increase. The composting of plastic materials along with organic wastes will help society to usefully recycle more of its solid waste and divert it from ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Axion: is ‘storing’ waste plastics better than burning?

    As global temperatures head for potentially catastrophic levels, landfilling rather than burning waste plastics might be better for the environment, suggests Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers. Landfill or incineration: what is the best disposal route for our waste plastic materials? Large numbers of energy-from-waste (EfW) plants exist right across Europe and many of ...

  • Dense medium separation ideal for processing SR and Zorba

    Designed, engineered and manufactured by Belgium-based Galloo Recycling Solutions (GRS), the GRS Dense Medium Separator uses dense medium drums specifically designed for highly precise separation of plastics from non-ferrous metals. This technology is also ideal for processing shredder residue (SR), and Zorba (mixed materials obtained from SR). According to Galloo, the high-precision capability ...


    By AD REM N.V. (Valtech Group)

  • Building waste and ballistic separator - a worthwhile matter

    Efficient sorting for sustainable recycling instead of just pure disposal. That is the motto for dealing with building waste.  What do you understand by the expression building waste? This is a collective expression for the diverse types of waste that occur on building sites. This includes mixtures of mineral and non mineral materials (e.g. stone mixed with wood, sheets of ...

  • Lightweight concrete mix profitable using heavyweight batch mixer

    To increase production of concrete mixes containing coal fired power generation plant ash products, Charah Inc. opened a new manufacturing plant in Emporia, VA, which also serves as a warehouse and distribution center for other concrete industry products. Profit margins are slim in this high volume business, so management placed great emphasis on the capital and operational costs of the equipment ...

  • Hanbury Plastic Recycling – Stoke on Trent, UK case study

    CUSTOMER HPR Limited creates high quality plastic feedstock materials, by sorting co-mingled commercial, industrial and post-consumer waste into separated polymer streams of high purity since 2011. HPR Limited process 40,000 tonnes/year of mixed kerbside collected plastic material. SITUATION HPR were looking for a solution to sort efficiently ...

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