scrap recycling Articles

  • Oil Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: Waste oil recycling contributes very much to climate protection through (CO2) energy saving. Compared to the production of base oil the re-refining of waste oil uses 34 % less resources. In the sixties the German government was subsidising the re-refining of waste oil. Because of that the use of waste oil as a fuel was neglected. The used oil re-refining is the ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Scrap Metal Recycling 2

    This facility was mandated by the Regional Water Control Board to install a treatment system to treat the 8 gpm from their pressure washing operations. The pressure washer is used to remove the dirt mixed with oil and grease from the cranes and skip loader used in the loading and unloading of metal. Integrated Engineers was hired to design and install (turnkey) a 100% water reuse system so the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Scrap Metal Recycling 1

    Integrated Engineers provided treatability services for the facility for three areas onsite: the oil water separator, tin baler effluent water, and aluminum shavings/cutting oil runoff. The facility processes and bales scrap metal for recycling. The three different waters were treated with Floccin J. Oil Separator The oil separator water is used to remove any free oil that is floating on top of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • How to Recycle Radiator Scrap?

    Radiator is widely used in cars, trucks and other automobiles. Radiators were also once an essential part of a home heating system. In today’ s life, AC radiator is more known by commons. Before discussing how to recycle radiator, let’s have a general knowledge of this three kinds of radiators. Car radiators was almost born with the automobile itself. We know that, as the ...

  • Aluminum recycling at Centro Rottami, Italy - Case Study

    Aluminum recycling is particularly important for the Italian economy, which has historically been lacking in raw materials – The showcase of Centro Rottami. Aluminum recycling is particularly important for the Italian economy, which has historically been lacking in raw materials. In fact, as much as 90% of the aluminum produced in the country comes from recycling, and is identical to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • How To Recycle Scrap AC Radiator

    Every scrapper’s dream is to find a “jackpot” of metal that is ripe for the picking. If you have any type of experience under your belt, you’ll know that “jackpots” are not happened upon often...unless, you happen to find an AC radiator. These are the non-ferrous tube systems that are used to compress air and radiator off heat. The bigger the AC unit, ...

  • How to Start the Scrap Metal Recycling Business

    Are you looking for ways to start a scrap metal recycling business? Do you want to know what to prepare? With so many people becoming eco-conscious, it is quite profitable to open your own scrap metal business. So next let’s learn about the related know-how. 1. Learn about the market. The scrap business is viable in your geographical location, right? How many are ...

  • Car and e-scrap recycling: the Chinese experience

    In late November, more than 220 delegates met in China for the World Recycling - Shanghai congress organised by Switzerland-based ICM. Among other issues, the focus fell on latest trends in car and electronics scrap recycling within China itself. Several speakers emphasised that much remains to be done to bring the country into line with standards adopted in other parts of the world. Tighter ...


    By Recycling International

  • Tire Shredding: Alternatives to Landfills

    For many reasons, whole tires pose a major problem to landfills. The most obvious is the inefficient use of space. The actual rubber of a tire takes up only a small fraction of the space a tire occupies, and the rest of the space is wasted. A less obvious but far more serious problem is that tires may trap methane gasses when buried with other garbage in landfills. When this happens, the tires ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Invention of the Tire Shredder

    The process of vulcanizing rubber was discovered by Charles Goodyear (yes, you read that right) in 1839, and the development of rubber tires followed not long after (Source: Continental Truck). From there, it didn’t take long for worn-out tires to start piling up, and finding good ways to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

    Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back from this potentially sustainable solution? This stagnation is even more ...

  • Talk to your scrap buyer

    Scrap dealers don’t want to pick up a bunch of unmanageable scrap that they have to haul back to their yard and try to separate. They would much rather pick up neat, sorted and compacted scrap. Metal recyclers all over the U.S. and abroad use Sweed equipment in their scrap yards, but if a scrap dealer installs a Sweed chopper in their client’s plant, the dealer can increase the volume ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Circular economy to be scrapped?

    Riverside Waste Machinery’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield, a passionate advocate of UK resource efficiency, talks about the current uncertainty surrounding the circular economy. There are a few things the waste and recycling industry knows for certain in 2015. New rules stipulating the separate collection of paper, plastics, metals and glass for recycling – where technically, ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • New ISRI scrap specifications

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) says it has updated the 2007 Scrap Specifications Circular with revisions to three non-ferrous specifications and the addition of a new specification. The new specifications has become effective on November 19th 2007. The ISRI’s Board of Directors approved recommendations from the Non-Ferrous Division to revise following specifications during ...


    By Recycling International

  • Don’t Scrap It, Strip It!

    Do you sell the insulated wires to a salvage yard every time when you have them?If so, you are deserting money for the value of bright copper wire is 4-5 times of insulated wires. Therefore, why do not star your own business with wire stripping machine?  Wire stripping machine ...

  • Titanium Scrap Metal Processing

    Background A world-class processor of titanium scrap had a wash system whose cleaning solution was becoming contaminated with both free floating unemulsified tramp oil and emulsified water soluble oil that was being washed off of titanium turnings. As the level of oil contamination increased over time in the wash solution, cleaning effectiveness diminished. The processor uses a metric, ...

  • Identification and control of safety and health hazards in metal scrap recycling

    The audience for this guide is anyone who works in the metal scrap recycling industry—employers, employees, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists—should read this publication. This guide can help you identify and manage the hazards associated with exposure to various metals and processing chemicals and with related processes and equipment used in metal scrap recycling operations. Why is ...

  • 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 ...


    By Recycling International

  • The history and art of trading scrap with China

    China’s economic growth has created a huge demand for non-ferrous metals which domestic resources cannot fully satisfy. As a result, opportunities have opened up over the last decade or so for overseas suppliers of a range of non-ferrous scrap. However, exporting such materials to China can be a complex affair. This article is based on a speech given by Joe Zhou of experienced Chinese importer ...


    By Recycling International

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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