waste sorting Articles

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • Sorting plants for industrial waste, location: south of Germany

    Task Separation and sorting of industrial and building site waste as well as bulky refuses. Potential recyclables such as wood, paper, plastics, metals and aluminium shall no longer be sent to garbage incineration, but can be recycled after the sorting into different material fractions. Solution Conception and realisation of a complete  industrial waste ...


  • Power paper sorting

    There are two sides to everything, but only when you see that it has got three, you will be able to understand“. Heimito von Doderer Our SEP-O-MAT Waste Paper Sorting System has many sides. We think to know it inside out. Nevertheless, each project provides us with new sides and experiences. Since 10 years SEP-O-MAT Rotor Screens and DOS-O-MAT Feed Hoppers have been part of BRT’s ...


  • Industrial waste sorting plant with refuse derived fuel, location: south of Germany

    Task Sorting and production of marketable recyclables made of bulky refuses, building site waste and industrial waste (paper, cardboard, plastics, wood and metal). Refuse derived fuel production made of production-, industrial- and building site waste. Solution Realisation of a mechanical process line for the sorting of pre-shredded industrial-, building site ...


  • Single stream waste sorting plant for MRF, England - case study

    Customer Grundon Waste Management Ltd. is the largest privately owned waste management company in the UK. The company was founded in 1929 and has moved into landfill operation, waste collection, and most recently into harnessing energy from waste. The company offers a wide range of waste collection services spanning mixed recyclables, general (non-recyclable) waste, clinical and hazardous ...

  • Paper sorting plant in Alton, UK

    This plant receives recyclable waste from households in the Hampshire area on a single stream. In each of the two parallel lines 12 tons are sorted every hour. TITECH is present with four units. One TITECH polysort® is sorting mixed plastics and a second TITECH polysort® is sorting paper. On a separate line we have installed two TITECH papersort® units cleaning the de-ink fraction. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Packaging sorting plant in Leipzig, Germany

    TITECH has supplied this typical packaging waste sorting plant with 12 units which process about 50% of the entire input to the facility. This has created the potential for more sophisticated sorting, with parallel lines to process large volumes and a unit to control polymer output quality. TITECH units produce the following fractions: beverage cartons, mixed paper, polymers (PET, PE, PP, PS) and ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Weighbridge Automation in Recycling Sorting Plant

    Today effective management of solid waste facility is the number one topic in industrial business. For Leon Engineering managing weight-based vehicle information effectively is critical in a recycling sorting plant (RSP). Implementing our technological know-how and rich experience we provide a system consting of a rugged weighbridge, an unattended ...


    By Leon Engineering

  • Sorting plant for domestic waste and light packagings, location: Spain

    Task Automation of the excisting sorting line for light packagings and optimisation of the processing  line for domestic waste (organic part).  The throughput rates of both lines shall be  considerably increased upgrading the quality  of the compost and recovering a higher proportion of light packagings at the same  time. Solution ...


  • Mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of source-sorted municipal solid waste

    A change in existing collection systems for household waste is presently in progress in many Swedish municipalities. The objective is to separate the decomposable fraction from non-biodegradable waste in order to facilitate biological treatment and recycling of nutrients. The main reason for this development is the effort to replace landfilling of nutrient-rich, wet organic waste with sustainable ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Rest or mixed waste sorting-digestion-separation for the recovery of recyclables and energy

    Source separate collection of biowaste has been implemented in many countries in Europe, especially in the German- speaking countries and the Benelux. By separating the biowaste fraction, a waste fraction called rest waste or grey waste is left over. This fraction is in most instances landfilled or incinerated. However, rest waste still contains a considerable amount of organics (up to 65%) which ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • New sorting plant for dry commingled and C&I waste in Nottingham

    The recycling company Wastecycle in Nottingham expects to process in excess of 45,000t / year and are pleased that the implementation of the plant has allowed them the flexibly to achieve positive results from the various waste streams. The management of Wastecycle asked KMH Systems and REDWAVE to assist them in developing together a new plant based on the following objectives: Increase ...

  • Sorting Equipment Focus: Keeping Time

    (From Recycling Today Magazine) In with the new, out with the old. A reversal of an old adage is perhaps the best way to describe the increased demand for America’s scrap metals. The world’s hunger for new cars, appliances and buildings was a boon for steel makers in 2004.  Global steel production exceeded 1 billion tons last year, a record amount. And as the need for “new” steel products ...

  • “CO-MINGLED” SORTING WITH THE BEST EFFICIENCY

    Ballistic separators are a standard when sorting “co-mingled waste”. Even 20 years ago various experiments were carried out to try and imitate the ballistic effect with other machines. Until now the sorting quality and efficiency of the ballistic separator has not been achieved in any of the experiments with tilted conveyor belts, disk screens, banana screens, star screens and ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sorting and Recycling Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Xiamen City, China - Case Study

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling is playing a pivotal role in the implementation of automatic sorting at the MSW plant in Xiamen Background The city of Xiamen, renowned for its natural beauty, is located on China's southeast coast, in Fujian Province. Its famous seascape and clean natural environment are a magnet for tourists, and the city government wants to keep things ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Alternative stabilisation options of mechanically sorted organic fraction from municipal solid waste prior to landfill disposal

    In order to foresee the measures of the Directive 1999/31/EC, waste management policies are focused on the reduction of organic matter landfill disposal, through the recovering of the organic waste stream or the pre-treatment of residual wastes before landfilling. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of possible stabilisation treatments of the mechanically sorted organic fraction ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Co-digestion of press liquids of source-sorted municipal organic waste in anaerobic sludge treatment of municipal wastewater treatment plants

    This paper describes a semi-continuous laboratory-scale investigation of a potential co-substrate for mesophilic anaerobic sludge digestion in a municipal wastewater treatment plant. A feed liquid produced from source-sorted municipal organic waste by pretreatment with a screw press was subjected to the investigation. Quantities produced in press trials as well as the composition of the feed ...


    By IWA Publishing

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