Refrigerator Recycling News

  • ANDRITZ MeWa successfully starts up new refrigerator recycling plant at AO Recycling

    The 75,000 square-foot plant is designed to recycle approximately 700,000 fridges per year – one-fifth of all fridges disposed of annually in the UK. The recycling plant processes single door, double door, American fridges and freezers as well as washing machines, tumble dryers and dish washers. Key equipment supplied by ANDRITZ is the proven QZ 2500 Cross-Flow Shredder ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • The refrigerant eater

    The cost for the decomposing of refrigerants coming from end of life refrigerators and other cooling equipment are rising more and more. Three, four or even more Euro’s per KG are becoming daily expenses for the recyclers of refrigerators. These cost are more and more effecting the financial results of the recycling companies in a negative way. We also have to consider that a growing part ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Got green waste? Let’s turn it into something useful

    Need power in California? Got green waste? APL is now expanding into project development in California––operating its own equipment for on-site power and heat generation, focusing initially on sites that can net meter with the utility grid and have green waste onsite they’re paying to dispose of. ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Application-based solutions: Cool solutions from LESER at the Chillventa 2016!

    Industrial refrigeration is essential for production processes in industries such as oil and gas, chemical or petrochemical. In order to protect those processes against overpressure, our safety valves meet highest requirements regarding reliability, energy efficiency and emission reduction. Visit ...


    By Leser GmbH & Co. KG

  • E-waste Management in German

    E waste contains toxic substances and requires proper disposal. Since the start of use of domestic electrical appliances in private households in Germany, the country has been gradually developing its laws governing the management of e-waste. Development of E Waste Management in Germany Before 1972 Germany started to use domestic ...

  • ANDRITZ to supply Malaysia’s first automatic recycling plant for refrigerators and electrical/electronic scrap from private households

    ANDRITZ MeWa, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Shan Poornam Green Tech, a subsidiary of Shan Poornam Metals Sdn Bhd, a company specializing in scheduled waste and non-scheduled waste recycling with headquarters in Penang, Malaysia, to supply an automatic recycling plant for refrigerators and electrical/electronic waste and recovery of chlorofluorocarbon ...

  • The next generation recycling of refrigerating devices

    The current project in Ireland marks a further cornerstone in the pioneering role of ERDWICH in the construction of recycling plants for refrigerating devices. The most modern recycling plant for refrigerating devices worldwide is currently in the commissioning phase and will soon be transferred into regular operation.   In future, this innovative plant will operate taking into account the ...

  • UK Retailers On Course to Meet 2020 Environmental Targets

    According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)’s latest progress report on its “A Better Retailing Climate” (ABRC) initiative; Britain’s retailers are on track to meet ambitious voluntary targets to cut the environmental impact of their operations. This progress is notwithstanding an increasingly challenging business environment for retailers, it says, driven by a range ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Refrigerants contribute even more to the greenhouse effect

    Something has to be done against refrigerants in refrigerators and airconditioners. The Dutch national Institute for public health and environment reported that if nothing is done the HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) will contribute more and more to the greenhouse effect. The insitute researched the refrigerants. HFCs are being used as a replacement for other substances, namely CFCs and HCFCs. Those ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Is R410A a problem for recycling?

    R410A with his low boiling point requires high pressure and low heat exchangertemperatures in order to be properly liquefied. Degassing for instance R12 units (refrigerators) together with R410A containing AC units requires carefully dosed intake of the refrigerant into the condensing unit. Otherwise R12 can condensate ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Is R410A a problem for the recycling?

    R410A has a low boiling point and requires high pressure and low heat exchange temperatures in order to be properly liquefied. Degassing for instance R12 units (refrigerators) alongside R410A containing AC units requires a carefully dosed intake of the refrigerant into the condensing unit. Otherwise R12 can allready condensate in the compressor and this causes damage to pistons and valves. In ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Project 104: Degassing machine for tumble dryers

    In May we started with project 104. A degassing machine for tumble dryers. This machine is specially made to drain refrigerant and oil from tumble dryers. Accordance to WEEELABEX these R410a high pressure gas containing heat pumps inside the tumble dryer have to be drained in an environmental friendly way. There is a strong demand for this special degassing ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Project 82: Degassing machine for refrigerators

    Last May we began with a new project for Scandinavia. This is the third machine we will deliver in Scandinavia and it has to be finished in October. This degassing machine can degas and de-oil 100 fridges per hour with our patented drill-head. Below you will find pictures of how far we are with the construction. It is not finished yet but in August we will post an update! ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Refrigeration company puts temporary and permanent workers at risk of ammonia exposure due to poor maintenance of coolant systems

    Employer name: Commercial Warehousing Inc. Inspection site: 102 Industrial Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880 Date citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the employer citations on July 10, 2015. The January 2015 ...

  • U.S. Finalizes Settlement with Georgia-Based Millard Refrigerated Services over Ammonia Release that Sickened Workers Responding to BP Oil Spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a final settlement with Millard Refrigerated Services that resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for an airborne release of ammonia from Millard’s ...

  • EPA’s Energy Star Launches `Flip Your Fridge` Initiative

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program is announcing its new “Flip Your Fridge” initiative today, which demonstrates the benefits Americans would see by recycling older refrigerators and replacing them with Energy Star certified models. If all of the refrigerators in the United States that are 15 years or older are replaced with new Energy Star certified ...

  • EPA Welcomes Delaware Health and Social Services to Responsible Appliance Disposal Team

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today welcomed the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) as the first state partner in the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program, a nation-wide effort to protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gases by properly disposing old refrigerators, freezers and other appliances. “By joining EPA’s RAD program, ...

  • Cornell Talks to RETA group about Refrigeration Pump Maintenance

    Jon Ylvisaker, Applications Engineer and Dave Young, Northwest Regional Manager spoke to the Treasure Valley (Idaho) Chapter of the Refrigeration Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA) on Wednesday April 8, 2015. They discussed refrigeration pump maintenance, described our open-drive and hermetic refrigeration pumps, ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • ATNs New Catalogue for 2015

    ATN has developed two amazing new products called an air-conditioning recycling unit and a catalytic converter. Read all about it in our new catalogue.  You can find the following ATN products in our new catalogue: - Refrigerator recycling                o Refrigerant recovery           ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • New Product Alert: Air-conditioning recycling

    The ATN 4 BK-PT is designed for the degassing of all types of industrial cooling devices. With a condensing capacity of 60 KG refrigerant per Hour it is the biggest machine of his kind. Large scale degassing of air-conditioning units, all kinds of fending machines and other industrial cooling and freezing equipment is demanded more and more. With this new ATN 4 BK-PT it is possible to degas even ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

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