waste sorting technology Articles

  • It is time to end food waste

    Food waste is a global, billion-dollar problem. The White Paper ‘It’s time to end food waste’ explores the origins, the reasons and some exciting solutions for the global food waste problem. Supercharged composters, mini-ventilators, smart lipid films are just some of the solutions to reduce the 1.3 billion tons of food that is currently wasted. Scientists and entrepreneurs ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 ...


  • TOMRA Sorting launches new technology at RWM 2017 (stand 4l20-m21)

    Global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting Recycling, will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of technologies available for the UK market  at RWM in September this year. Coinciding with its 10th anniversary in the UK, TOMRA will launch its new AUTOSORT LASER  for glass and introduce laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and the newly updated ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 SA

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Emerging Waste Conversion Technologies

    Today, people and companies are more aware and concerned about the environment than ever before. Everyone is looking for ways to reduce waste or convert organic waste into something more useful. The Federal Government has introduced a renewable energy policy and is continuing to fund for new waste conversion technology. It is now important for local governments to portray their cities and towns ...

  • 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 - Grundon Waste Management Ltd. – England - Single stream waste sorting plant for MRF

    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 ...

  • Case study - ACTIS - Russia - glass sorting plant

    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 ...

  • Minsur - Tin giant gets boost from TOMRA ore sorting technology - Case Study

    A plant for treating mined waste and low grade material at the world’s largest underground tin mine has repaid its capital cost of US$24 million in just four months, thanks in part to the role of a TOMRA X-ray transmission (XRT)-based ore sorting machine. The plant went into operation in 2016 and is projected to contribute 6,000 tonnes of refined tin to the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 GmbH.

  • Case study - VA Erzberg Gmbh – Austria - Mineral sorting/processing of ore

    Customer The Styrian Erzberg mine is the largest open-pit mine in Central Europe. The company VA Erzberg GmbH extracts annually 7 million tons of material to produce 2 million tons of iron ore. The ratio between ore with an iron content of more than 30% and the preparation concentrate is 1:1, i.e. approx. 1 million tons reach the ore deposit directly from the ...

  • Griñó group packaging sorting plant in Lleida, Spain case study

    Leading-edge technology at the Griñó group packaging sorting plant in Lleida, Spain Griñó Ecologic has installed three TITECH autosort 4 sensor-based sorters at its packaging sorting plant in Montoliu de Lleida.The latest-generation equipment at the Montoliu plant is more compact, reliable, power-efficient and accurate. Overview ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • MSW sorting at Tratamiento de Residuos La Rioja, Spain case study

    TITECH x-tract waste sorting system delivers benefits at La Rioja Eco-Park, Spain. It enables the Eco-Park to guarantee the minimum quality required in the product obtained and thereby increase the overall performance of the process. An eight hectare, modern, integrated waste treatment centre, the park receives and treats material from all La Rioja municipalities. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Redwave sorting system for Russia – Company ACTIS built a new glass processing plant in Novocheskassk

    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 the beautiful and traditional town of Rostov in Southern Russia. The interest in fully automatic, optical sorting was inspired by Actis in 2008. After a careful planning phase, in 2011 Actis decided for the Austrian plant ...

  • Hungarian city makes giant leap into recycling with an advanced sorting plant - Case Study

    Settlements in the southeast region of Hungary, which previously sent all their municipal solid waste (MSW) to landfill, now have a state-of-the-art MSW sorting system near Békéscsaba that can process up to 120,000 tonnes of waste per year. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Case study - Altpapier Sortierung Dachau Gmbh – Germany - Sensor based optical sorting for paper de-inking

    Customer ASD - Altpapier Sortierung Dachau GmbH - are specialists in recycling of waste paper. The company produces high quality paper grades for their industry partners. Requirements The requirements are maximised gain output with the highest purities of 97% of sorted paper grades from waste paper with less than 8% de-inking loss overall. ...

  • Identification of near infrared (NIR) optical sorting good practice in the UK and mainland Europe case study

    Challenge: Previous studies have shown that standards of quality and yield achieved by NIR optical sorting facilities, such as Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), vary enormously across Europe To study and share examples of good practice in order to improve recovery rates and quality of materials from NIR sorting facilities Axion ...

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