Electronics Recycling Articles

  • Incandescent, Fluorescent, and Mercury

    In light of many countries legislating the retirement of Thomas Edison’s beloved incandescent lamps in favor of more energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps, it is important to reassure the consumer that this phase-out is both necessary and safe. In order to properly illuminate the concerns regarding compact fluorescent lamps one must first understand their predecessor the incandescent ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Case study - Saubermacher – Austria - Processing plant for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

    Customer Founded in the 1979 as a small family- owned company, Saubermacher has developed into a group with around 3,800 employees and 75 locations with holdings in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania. On 10th November 2010, the ecycling- park in Unterpremstätten was taken into operation, as the first electro-waste processing plant in the ...

  • Tire Shredding: The Best Alternative

    From cars and trucks to planes, tractors, and forklifts, tires are used for a wide variety of vehicles. And those tires don’t last forever. Regardless of how many miles a tire travels, it should not be used longer than ten years past its manufacture date, as the rubber will grow brittle and can crack. This isn’t usually a problem, though, since most tires are replaced within three or ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • New ways for Metal Recycling

    REWAVE XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative  “Free-Fall”-design Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely. Metals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it ...

  • Maximizing Sanitation Fleet Performance with Onboard Computers

    Unlike the past when waste companies used paper tickets for routing and service issues, onboard computing solutions are able to be more flexible and comprehensive in serving customers. Fleet management is key in the waste and recycling industry. From route optimization and scheduling to vehicle maintenance and driver habits, the industry now relies on many different types of technology to track ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • Can you avoid the reporting treadmill this year?

    The EU's focus on resource preservation and reuse has put manufacturers under increasing pressure over the past two decades to meet strict legislative requirements on environmental reporting. This has created a tricky path for producers to navigate as reporting requirements differ in each country. Depending on the size of your company, you could have come back to work this January ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • 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 Recycling

  • E-Z Trays at Hard-to-Access Site - Case Study

    E-Z Tray® (U.S. Patent Number 5,518,668) Air Strippers have always been known for their ease of access and cleaning, but for this special site, an old industrial building in Brooklyn, New York, they also had to be installed without the use of any heavy equipment. The site was using a competitor's air stripper on the second floor of an older building and the units had become very ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • A new methodology for surcharge risk management in urban areas (case study: Gonbad-e-Kavus city)

    This research presents a simulation-optimization model for urban flood mitigation integrating Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NSGA-II) with Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) hydraulic model under a curve number-based hydrologic model of low impact development technologies in Gonbad-e-Kavus, a small city in the north of Iran. In the developed model, the best performance of the system ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hart`s E&P: Smart drillpipe technologies for the driller’s toolbox

    Advances in technology boost successful development of new LWD and drilling technology offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Wired drillpipe (WDP) technology was implemented on a multiple-well project located offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The operator’s main objective was to drill each well as cost-effectively as possible while making sure that the wellbore placement ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Shredding tyres stops zika virus breeding

    Zika is a dangerous disease threatening millions of people today in southern hemisphere. It is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Once you get bitten it is too late to do much but what is important is to prevent this mosquito from breeding. Mosquitos typically lay eggs near water because ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Cool energy saving: how to cut energy waste from refrigeration and chilling

    With an ongoing focus on energy and carbon management and cutting costs, the FMCG sector has a need to achieve energy savings, and refrigeration and chilling is the perfect place to focus. Whether it be manufacturing processes, food storage in distribution centres, or the operation of supermarket displays, ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Complete supply chain approach is essential for success

    Richard McKinlay, Senior Engineer at resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting suggests the recycling industry and infrastructure needs to move to a complete supply chain approach if it is to thrive and succeed. The recent failures of several well-known plastic recyclers has caused concern and led some to question the future viability of this sector. Although these failures were influenced by ...

  • Monitoring the fate of fluorescing substances recycled in ultrafiltration process backwash water

    The fate of fluorescing substances during the recycling of membrane backwash water (MBWW) ahead of coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation (CFS) with ultrafiltration (UF) membranes has been investigated. Bench-scale UF membranes were used to generate MBWW from a CFS-treated surface water containing 21 mg/L dissolved organic carbon (DOC) registering a 0.95 cm–1 UV254 absorbance that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Survival of antibacterial resistance microbes in hospital-generated recycled wastewater

    Hospital wastewater has the potential to be a threat to the hospital environment as it can contain pathogenic bacteria that may facilitate the resistant nature of organisms within effluent or water treatment plants. The recycling of hospital wastewater should have good quality. This study was carried out to highlight the incidence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in hospital-generated recycled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

    When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard drives into many particles. Andreas Uriel, the ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Document shredding as an economic mainstay for workshops for the disabled - Case Study

    Secure document shredding Document shredding is an important economic mainstay for the workshops for disabled persons at Lammetal Werkstätten GmbH. Now the company can continue to expand this service area with a “social commitment” thanks to two high performance shredders from HSM in Frickingen at Lake Constance / Germany. The Lammetal workshops could be ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • The safe extraction of valuable raw materials: robots automatically dismantle monitors containing mercury, while protecting workers’ health at the same time

    Machine handles up to 45 monitors per hour. According to initial projections, around three million LCD screens will be recycled in Germany in 2016. However, their backlighting system often contains mercury, which means they are classified as ‚hazardous waste‘ in accordance with the EWC, and as ‚Collection Group 3‘  in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic ...

  • SSI Shredding Systems: A Global Leader

    SSI recently won the “Mayor’s Global Leader” award during World Trade Week hosted by the Oregon Consular Corps. The annual event recognizes companies that make significant contributions to Oregon’s economy through involvement in international trade. The “Global Leader” award recognizes SSI’s growing international business, effective approach to ...


    By SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

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