Scrap Recycling Articles

  • The Magic of Recycling

    “Magic, by its ability to capture the imagination, can change the world” – Cyril the Sorcerer. My presumptions about what makes for good recycling outreach were shattered in the wink of an eye on the day a magician restored a torn-up newspaper into a fully-recycled newspaper. From this point on buttons, posters, marketing, and even social media ...

  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • Compostable Products And Postconsumer Food Scraps

    “Death of Composting” read the title of a blog posted in June by Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, a restaurant group in Boston, Massachusetts. Startling, to say the least, and certainly compelling to read. Muir’s blog described how Clover Food Lab, a Boston restaurant company, moved to 100 percent compostable products in 2010: “I’d spent 18 months trying ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • About Chemical Process Plants and Usage of Tanks

    In today’s scenario industrial development has reached new heights with many large scale factories and plants being set up to form numerous products for the benefit of mankind. One such plant which has seen vast growth in the last few years is Chemical Process Plant. As the name describes, such plants have been set ...


    By Greenplant Stainless Ltd

  • Resource use and pollutant emissions due to ship recycling in India

    The Alang shipbreaking yards in India recycle almost half of all end-oflife ships worldwide. The major activity at the yards is plate-cutting, used to recover steel from ships. This process consumes nearly 29 kg of oxygen and 7 kg of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and emits almost 22 kg of CO2 per 1 km-long cut with a 1 mm depth. This study reveals the carbon footprint and resources consumed in ...

  • With a Bramidan mill-size baler Chicago Tech inc. is now greener than ever - Case Study

    Chicago Tech inc. improved its internal logistics, freed up warehouse space and at the same time improved the company's recycling efforts while making money on the bales in return. In the middle of 2013 Chicago Tech inc. moved to its new warehouse location in Northbrook, IL. It quickly became obvious to VP of Operations, Dan H. that they needed a solution for disposing of the many boxes they ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • How To Recycle Scrap AC Radiator

    Every scrapper’s dream is to find a “jackpot” of metal that is ripe for the picking. If you have any type of experience under your belt, you’ll know that “jackpots” are not happened upon often...unless, you happen to find an AC radiator. These are the non-ferrous tube systems that are used to compress air and radiator off heat. The bigger the AC unit, ...

  • Florida-based BlueLinx makes cash from wood scrap - Case Study

    Headquartered out of Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Co. is a renowned manufacturer of wood components and building products in North America. The Lake City, Florida plant is just one of the company’s forty-eight distribution centers and is home to forty-two employees including technicians and sales representatives for the corporation. BlueLinx of Lake City noticed a significant amount of scrap ...


    By WEIMA

  • How to Recycle Radiator Scrap?

    Radiator is widely used in cars, trucks and other automobiles. Radiators were also once an essential part of a home heating system. In today’ s life, AC radiator is more known by commons. Before discussing how to recycle radiator, let’s have a general knowledge of this three kinds of radiators. Car radiators was almost born with the automobile itself. We know that, as the ...

  • Applicability of an electrochemical Fenton-type process to actual wastewater treatment

    The applicability of an electrochemical Fenton-type process (EF-HOCl-ReFe) to the treatment of three actual wastewaters, namely wastewater from an automobile factory (automobile wastewater), metal scrap-cleansing wastewater, and municipal wastewater, is discussed in this research. The EF-HOCl-ReFe successfully removed the chemical oxygen demand (COD) from automobile wastewater pre-treated by a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New possibilities in recycling end-of-life tyres

    There are many innovative ways to give a new life to the end-of-life tyres - in a way which is profitable both to the waste handler and the environment. This introductive article gives a big picture about this relatively new business area. Recycling used tyres is a global challenge. In the United States alone, an average of 250 million tyres are discarded as waste annually. The figure is the ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Circular economy to be scrapped?

    Riverside Waste Machinery’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield, a passionate advocate of UK resource efficiency, talks about the current uncertainty surrounding the circular economy. There are a few things the waste and recycling industry knows for certain in 2015. New rules stipulating the separate collection of paper, plastics, metals and glass for recycling – where technically, ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Case study - Seattle food processing plant naturally destroys odors while creating natural products

    Challenge: A food processing company in Seattle was experiencing odor problems while processing food scraps into a natural liquid fertilizer. The odors were coming from exhaust stacks during the final stages of fertilizer production. Located in an industrial/commercial area in close proximity to other facilities, the}' needed a solution to stop odor complaints from their neighbors. ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • The true value of magnetic separators and metal detectors in bulk handling

    Introduction The purpose of a bulk material handling may be to transport material from one of several locations to an ultimate destination or to process material such as ore in concentrating and smelting or handling materials for manufacturing. The handling of dry materials in loose bulk form involved the extensive use of static machinery such as belt conveyors, screw conveyors, and various ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Intensified ribbon blending of melamine compounds cuts cycle times 25% for furniture molder

    Melsur Corporation, the world's leading supplier of hard plastic melamine school furniture, molds components from a mixture of resin, wood flour and pigments. Each of the 32 color variations, 30 products and custom designs must be blended individually, a process that can take up to four hours, depending on product. Anything less than empirically defined cycle times alters the final color and ...

  • Screen classifying cutters meet productivity needs of extrusion and thermoforming lines

    A major plastics thermoformer, whose operations include sheet extrusion and calendering, installed 20 screen classifying cutters from Munson Machinery Co. Inc., Utica, NY, to assure efficient granulation and sizing of its process scrap. It is essential that the cutters work to full ...

  • Screen classifying cutter allows recycling of tungsten heavy alloys

    Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee, a wholly owned subsidiary of aerospace and defense contractor Aerojet General, fabricates parts from tungsten heavy alloys and other refractory metals for defense-related products like ammunition, warheads and electronic shielding. The company also produces components for sporting goods and other end-uses, though defense accounts for about 80% of its business. ...

  • Garden Street Iron & Metal Processes 8,000 Tons of Scrap Each Month Using Variety of Eriez Recycling Equipment

    Problem: Garden Street Iron & Metal recycling complex, located just west of downtown Cincinnati, OH, has been owned and operated by the Weber family for more than five decades. The complex, set on 22 acres with three nearby rail spurs in Spring Grove, is a beehive of activity as both consumers and businesses truck in ferrous and nonferrous metal for re-processing. To remain on the ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Dense medium separation ideal for processing SR and Zorba

    Designed, engineered and manufactured by Belgium-based Galloo Recycling Solutions (GRS), the GRS Dense Medium Separator uses dense medium drums specifically designed for highly precise separation of plastics from non-ferrous metals. This technology is also ideal for processing shredder residue (SR), and Zorba (mixed materials obtained from SR). According to Galloo, the high-precision capability ...


    By AD REM N.V. (Valtech Group)

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