x-ray sorting Articles

  • Case study - Separation of glass ceramics and leaded glass with X-ray fluorescence technology

    Customer For more than 100 years the German company Reiling has been working in the field of recycling. In its founding year, Reiling began simple commodity trading but developed during the 50's into one of the glass recycling specialists in Germany. The formerly small business, now in its fourth generation, has grown into a substantial group of companies. Nevertheless, Reiling ...

  • Tungsten Sorting - Case Study

    Increased production benefits of waste rock reduction with sensor-based sorting at WOLFRAM Bergbau AG, Austria. Tungsten plays a large and indispensable role in modern high-tech industry. Up to 500,000 tons of raw tungsten ore are mined each year by Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten AG (WHB) in Felbertal, Austria, which is ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • MSW sorting at Tratamiento de Residuos La Rioja, Spain - Case Study

    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 ...


    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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, is sharing key considerations on managing MRF upgrades

    Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, analyses the rising volume of MRF upgrades, considers the rationale driving such decisions, and shares some ideas on how to manage a successful upgrade. Material quality issues Whilst material quality is a primary factor in any evaluation of an MRF’s performance, this can be influenced by a range of ...


    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.

  • Materials recovery from waste cathode ray tubes (CRTs)

    Executive summary ObjectivesThis is the second interim report of this project being carried out by ICER with support from Glass Technology Services. The project is examining potential markets for waste CRT glass. In this second stage five potential applications have been investigated, three for screen glass which does not contain lead and two for lead-containing funnel glass ...

  • Lead and ceramic in glass industry

    The lead content in recycled glass no longer poses a problem in the glass industry. Cullet recycled by REDWAVE-XRF provides superior results according to glass plants. The lead content in glass is even below the quality limits required by law. Experiences of glass plants and plant operators: The REDWAVE-XRF sorting system by BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH for separation of leaded pieces of ...

  • REDWAVE Metal Days 2015 - Review

    The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, pro­vided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling in­dustry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants. ...

  • DAREH-ÉP, Hungary - Case Study

    Hungarian city Békéscsaba makes a giant leap into recycling with an advanced sorting plant. New system, equipped with 10 AUTOSORT units and one X-TRACT unit, enables Békéscsaba to process 120,000 tonnes of MSW ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Large Diamond Recovery - Case Study

    TOMRA Sorting's XRT equipment recovers world’s largest diamond in over 100 years at Lucara Diamonds´ Karowe Mine in Botswana. The diamond, which is the second largest gem quality diamond in history and the largest ever to be recovered through a modern processing facility was recovered by a TOMRA ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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.

  • Case study - UUSIOAINES Oy – Finland - Packaging glass recycling plant

    Customer Uusioaines Ltd. has specialized in the recycling of packaging and float glass since 1995 in the Forssa area. Suppliers of packaging glass in Finland are the Finnish National Alcoholic Beverage Retailing Monopoly and other waste management companies. Situation The capacity of the glass recycling plant meets the total demand for the ...

  • Effect of grain-coating mineralogy on nitrate and sulfate storage in the unsaturated zone

    Unsaturated-zone sediments and the chemistry of shallow groundwater underlying a small (8-km2) watershed were studied to identify the mechanisms responsible for anion storage within the Miocene Bridgeton Formation and weathered Coastal Plain deposits in southern New Jersey. Lower unsaturated-zone sediments and shallow groundwater samples were collected and concentrations of selected ions ...

  • Delivering the Promise of Continued Customer Success

    Since TOMRA was founded in 1972, we have continuously redefined what it means to be innovative in the sectors in which we operate. Through our ongoing commitment to providing the world’s most advanced sensor-based sorting systems, we deliver TOMRA’s brand promise of “trusted technology and partnership for better business and environment.” ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Centro Rottami, Italy - Case Study

    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 the product obtained from the original ore. Thus, in line with current practice elsewhere in the world, it is no coincidence that Italy has installed a great number ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Case study - PFR Nord GmbH - PET recycling plant

    Customer The Mensing Group of Companies in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost € 10 million in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt. About 30 new jobs have resulted there. On the whole, Mensing Group, which also includes AFA Nord GmbH and TM ...

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