plastic reduction technology Articles

  • Plastics Separation in Compost

    Untitled Document Operators say their number one contamination problem is plastic - small, large and in-between - in the compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Case study - Plastic components painting

    Overview A plastic injection molding company in Wisconsin is known as a world-class leader in the industry for their secondary decorating and assembly capabilities. One of their eleven facilities not only performs plastic injection molding but also provides the organization with decorating capabilities such as painting, laser etching, laser marking, pad printing and assembly of ...

  • Size-reduction of thermoplastics reinforced by long and continuous filaments

    Material utilization of thermoplastics reinforced by long and continuous filaments to produce high-value, long-filament reinforced extrusion components requires a gentle size-reduction of the materials to be utilized into lumps of grinding stock in order to achieve a large as possible filament length. The properties of the components to be produced out of this grinding stock are determined by the ...


  • Bio-plastic (poly-hydroxy-alkanoate) production from municipal sewage sludge in the Netherlands: a technology push or a demand driven process?

    Valorisation of components from municipal ‘waste’ water and sewage sludge gets more and more attention in order to come to a circular economy by developing an efficient ‘waste’ to value concept. On behalf of the transition team ‘Grondstoffenfabriek’ (‘Resource factory’) a preliminary research was performed for all the Dutch water boards to assess the technical and economical feasibility of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Equipment comparison for reduction of bisphenol A and ethylbenzene in manufacturing process streams

    Bisphenol A is a complex hydrocarbon commonly present in numerous plastics manufacturing wastewater. Various benzene pollutants are also present, with ethylbenzene being one of the most common. Both of these pollutants are detrimental to aerobic and anaerobic microbial reduction as received from the wastewater stream, requiring oxidation to their various intermediary states in order to allow for ...


  • New research may solve the problem of plastic wastes

    GLOBE-Net, May 8, 2013* - Plastic - it is an indispensable part of our everyday lives and an almost indestructible part of the garbage that daily ends up in our landfills, incinerators, junk yards, in our rivers or oceans, or in the bellies of fish or animals that form part of our food chain.  Every year, over 260 million tonnes of plastic are produced globally. That is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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. ...


  • `Hyperwaste Reduction` :Organics Recycling May Get Digested Look In Iowa

    CEDAR RAPIDS — with active support from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) — is optimistic about its new strategy to expand organics recycling. Under the leadership of executive director Dave Hogan, the Bluestem Solid Waste Agency, which serves the Cedar Rapids region, is presently composting 118,000 tons/year of yard trimmings and paper/pharmaceutical sludges. But Hogan is convinced ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Reduction of Waste from Synthetic Rubber Testing and Unreacted Styrene: Kemcor Australia

     Kemcor Australia has used cleaner production processes to reduce waste from synthetic rubber testing and unreacted styrene in small batch production, with significant cost savings. Background Kemcor Australia is a leader in the production of olefins, poly-olefins and synthetic rubber, and is part of the Altona (Victoria) chemical complex, the largest centre for primary ...


  • CANDI Plastic opts for new QR-class for material recycling

    First real-life application for the UNTHA QR-class: In July this year, CANDI Plastic Recycling began using a QR1700 shredder for ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Fuel saving technology continues to cut automotive manufacturing

    Maxsys Ltd, the Walsall-based provider of the Fuel+ System is poised to further boost carbon reduction figures in the automotive industry, offering a guaranteed energy saving (on gas and oil) of at least 5% - a figure that translates into a significant benefit for large energy consumers in the sector. Emissions for vehicle production have reduced significantly since 2001, decreasing from 1.3 ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Using Venturi Scrubber Technology for Syngas Cleaning

    As part of our nation's program to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, various gasification technologies are being applied. These processes take renewable organic material and, through the application of heat and pressure, convert the materials into syngas for further use. Arguably, in nearly all of these processes, the most critical design aspect is the reliable and efficient removal of ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Modern treatment methods of strong chelates in surface technology

    In the metal finishing industries strongly bonded chelatants have a long tradition. The superior electrochemical properties of chemicals such as EDTA, NTA, cyanide, polyamines and others, have made these compounds invaluable during the production of plastics and metals. However, some of these compounds can seriously inhibit the ability of a wastewater treatment plant to meet the desired discharge ...


  • Case History - Air Pollution Control in the Textile Industry: a Technology for the 21st Century

    The textile industry is plagued by air pollution problems which must be resolved. In particular, smoke and odor arising in the process require abatement. Air pollution control technology is available today which will serve the textile industry well into the 21st century. The nature of the problem The major air pollution problem in the textile industry occurs during the finishing stages, ...


  • Sustainable wastewater separation treatment systems coupled with nutrient and water reducing greywater reuse technologies

    Nationally and internationally, pressure is increasing to introduce nutrient reducing, water conserving and recycling measures for sustainable residential and small community water/wastewater systems. Reports of inadequate water quality and quantity are being reported daily. Over the past thirty years the federal government and State of Alaska have invested over 4 billion dollars installing piped ...


    By Equaris Corporation

  • Textile Industry: Air Pollution Control Through Wet Scrubbers, High Energy Venturi Scrubbers, Packed Bed Scrubbers and Other Technologies

    Wet Scrubbers, High Energy Venturi Scrubbers, Packed Bed Scrubbers are an excellent solution for air pollution in the textile industry. The textile industry is plagued by air pollution problems which must be resolved. In particular, smoke and odor arising in the process require abatement. Air pollution control technology is available today which will serve the textile industry well ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Drums, Tanks and Cans Elimination

    The environmental and legislative context Due to the existing laws about waste, every sort of used industrial packaging has become a real 'ecological problem' for many companies. The legislative decree No. 22 dated February 5th 1997 regulates the handling of waste, dangerous waste, packaging and packing waste by settling precise procedures for their elimination and reutilization. ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Microorganism growth control - Case Study

    KDF Process Media uses Oxidation Reduction Process for Scale and Bacteria Removal A plastic injection molding plant uses KDF media to control microorganisms and eliminate scale build-up in cooling towers-at 25% of the cost of chemical treatments. Photo courtesy of Marley Tooling Technologies, Inc. KDF process media are incorporated into carbon blocks and other matrices for bacteria removal and ...


    By KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc.

  • Preventing Rust without Chemicals

    The Jordan Steel Factory outside Amman, Jordan was concerned about corrosion within the pipework of its cooling system, caused by large quantities of sulphate reducing bacteria, iron oxides and scaling build up. These factors combined, contributed to an overall reduction in the efficiency of the direct and in-direct cooling system at the factory. Corrosion is a major issue for the steel ...


    By Hydropath Holdings Ltd

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