scrap recycling Articles

  • Why Choose An MBBR Bioreactor to Optimize Your Sewage Treatment Process

    In both municipal and industrial settings, dealing with the organic matter in wastewater can be difficult. As regulations for treated wastewater become more and more stringent, municipalities and commercial/industrial organizations are looking for technology that can meet environmental demands. For organic materials, one of the most effective methods of treatment is integrating a biological ...

  • Big dumb recycling machine

    In China, scrap peddlers constitute a long-established force in the collection of a whole range of post-consumer recyclables. And as this first-hand experience of street-level recycling in Shanghai would tend to indicate, machines are not about to take over their ...

  • More than a crumb of comfort for Kingpin Tyres

    Already a specialist in tyre retreading, Kingpin Tyres Ltd of the UK had long harboured thoughts of diversifying into the manufacture of products from scrap tyres. Following a successful link-up with granulation expert Granutech-Saturn Systems of the USA, the firm is now producing a material suitable for use in all-weather equestrian ...

  • New weapons to fight radiation threat

    While the focus of the Radiation in the Scrap Yard meeting in Las Vegas was on the radiation threat in the USA, it was emphasised that radioactivity in scrap is a global menace and has already led to a significant number of fatalities around the world. The agenda included presentations on latest ISRI projects to tackle this ...

  • The world beckons for Marathon’s Nexgen

    Nexgen is already the fastest-growing component of its parent Marathon Equipment Company. But the manufacturer of balers and mobile scrap shears is setting its sights even higher - on becoming a name known throughout the world for its recycling equipment. In 2008 alone, the aim is to double its number of overseas ...

  • Harris and its machines stand the test of time

    US-based Harris has a broad remit: the design, manufacture and support of processing equipment aimed at a broad spectrum of users, including handlers of ferrous/non-ferrous metals, recovered paper and plastics scrap. It’s a formula that has generated more than 6000 recycling machinery sales across over 40 ...

  • Greece wrestles with recycling progress

    Greece has been a fully-fledged member of the European Union for more than a quarter of a century and adopted the Euro some six years ago. However, despite some progress, the country is languishing towards the bottom of Europe’s recycling league tables. The following article assesses Greece’s recycling performance, with particular focuson the country’s growing steel production and scrap ...

  • China: short-term pessimism but long-term optimism

    In May this year, the overriding mood at CRRA’s China International Recycling Conference - one of country’s premier recycling events - was somewhat more downbeat, not least because of the impact of the widespread economic slow-down. This article reviews some of the highlights of the event, including forecasts relating to the country’s scrap metal, recovered paper and plastics scrap ...

  • AMG Resources’ philosophy of growth

    You may think it unusual to describe a major US scrap company as a group of niche boutiques but, in essence, that is exactly what AMG Resources Corporation is. Well, boutiques may be a stretch, but most of the company’s business segments are a bit unique, related to each other and generally dominant in their ...

  • Radiation detection market is HOT

    The number of radiation incidents has increased over recent years; at the same time, the issue has been climbing up the scrap processing agenda, with sales of detection equipment scaling new heights. This article looks at latest trends in radiation detection and at the growing sophistication of the equipment designed to uncover radioactive sources in scrap metal and other material ...

  • How Italians helped shape today’s US scrap industry

    A large proportion of the scrap industry’s biggest and most respected concerns can trace their roots to a single family. In the USA, some of the most influential of those scrap industry families originated in Italy. In this article, the author - who has spent five decades writing about the industry - recalls some of those individuals with an Italian connection and their resounding impact on the ...

  • Jim Schwartz - connoisseur of wines and shredders

    He got involved in the recycling and shredder industry almost by accident. He would rather own a scrap yard than sell shredders. He prefers the Democrats over the Republicans, and Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. He loves running marathons and drinking a good glass of wine, and has even managed to combine the two. Meet Jim Schwartz, a man who helped to shape the world shredder ...

  • China: pushing towards centralised scrap procurement

    While also covering non-ferrous metals, the China International Metal Recycling Forum is geared primarily towards the ferrous side of the trade, with this year’s event producing calls from high-profile speakers to press ahead with centralised ferrous scrap procurement. The Forum also heard that the country’s long-awaited national recycling and conservation law is likely to come into effect by the ...

  • Recycling industry frustrated by shipping lines

    Historically high oil prices, the weakness of the US dollar and an imbalance in container availability are seen as the main factors behind the sky-high freight rates demanded by container shipment companies. As a growing number of scrap exporters have come to rely on containerised rather than bulk transport, these increases are having an immediate effect on international scrap operators’ ...

  • ExpoSucata: a recycling samba in Brazil

    If evidence were needed that the key issues affecting the scrap industry are truly global in nature, this was supplied at last month’s ExpoSucata recycling show in São Paulo. The event spotlighted those matters of importance to Brazil’s growing recycling industry, including pricing and price volatility, metal theft and the trend towards consumer consolidation. Here, Recycling International ...

  • New Tyre Recycling Business---A new opportunity on blocks

    What is the future of Tyre Recycling Pyrolysis Plant? To make analysis of future of this industry you need to study the two markets- 1. Raw Material Market i.e. (Scrap Tyre Market) Here is this article by Divya International which clears the raw material availabilty market by analysing current Indian Auto-Industry & Indian Tyre Manufacturing Industry growth.      ...


    By Divya International

  • Radioactivity and scrap: Time to share the burden

    The melting of metals containing a radioactive source can have devastating health, environmental and financial implications. But according to leading lights within the recycling industry, scrap processors do not receive adequate support from governments, among others, in tackling this monumental challenge. The industry’s concerns were highlighted at a workshop dedicated to the subject at the BIR ...

  • Planning models for the dismantling of electrical and electronic equipment under consideration of uncertainties

    In this paper, an approach is presented for short-term dismantling planning, including process-induced uncertainty modelled with fuzzy techniques. Weak data resulting from uncertain dismantling time parameters are modelled as fuzzy sets and integrated into a scheduling model that allows the derivation of optimal dismantling procedures. A case study from electronic scrap recycling shows the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rolling out novel scrap tyre solutions

    In 2003, a team of scientists secured a £160 000 (Euro 230 000/US$ 310 000) ‘proof of concept’ award from Scotland’s leading enterprise agency to develop a microbial solution to the problem of scrap tyres. The so-called DART technology involves the use of naturally-occurring desulphurising bacteria isolated at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, to devulcanise the rubber tyres by ...

  • Electrosteel: slow growth, great future

    Last year, ferrous scrap accounted for 44% - or some 425 million tonnes - of the metallic raw materials used worldwide in steel production. The balance was made up of iron ore, tonnages of which far exceeded scrap although its ferrous content is, of course, much lower. Of those 425 million tonnes, three-quarters was used in electric arc furnaces (EAFs) operated by the so-called ‘mini-mills’ and ...

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