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Waste Sorting Applications

  • Waste handling in flight catering kitchens

    Large catering kitchens at airports are operational more or less round the clock. They have to deal with enormous amounts of waste from incoming aircraft, food preparation kitchens and staff canteens. Compared with traditional manual refuse collection methods, an automated kitchen waste system is safer, more efficient, more hygienic – and cheaper in the long run.

    By Envac AB based in Stockholm, SWEDEN.

  • Waste dewatering for waste management industry

    Separation and dewatering of suspensions are important process stages when treating waste and digester output. BELLMER KUFFERATH machines, within an overall waste management concept, divide waste streams into separate streams in an optimal way in waste treatment plants, for which specific treatment methods make sense. Apart from single machines, BELLMER KUFFERATH also supply complete systems for sortation and dewatering of waste streams.

    By BELLMER KUFFERATH Machinery GmbH based in Düren, GERMANY.

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    Paper sorting for the paper industry

    The Paper Industry has high standards for de-inked paper. REDWAVE­ is able to achieve these requirements with the highest precision. For this application, the Near Infrared Spectroscopy system is ideal.

    By REDWAVE a division of BT-Wolfgang Binder based in Gleisdorf, AUSTRIA.

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    Metal Sorting - Non Ferrous Metals Sorting

    Modern sensor-based sorting systems are superior to traditional manual or sink-float processes for reasons including that they achieve material purities of up to 99.9% in refining the sorted fractions. TOMRA Sorting’s efficient sorting and recycling technology provides benefits for shredder machinery and heavy media operators, plus aluminum resmelters. Shredder operators can create individual fractions out of mixed product which yield much higher market values. Heavy media operators can produce and sell pure final products themselves, meaning their investment in technology is recouped quickly. After wet processing, the aluminum product still contains impurities and its concentration can be improved further using TITECH technology and sold for a considerably higher profit. For smelters, the TITECH x-tract [XRT] removes impurities in the secondary resource to such a high degree of precision that less primary resource is needed to obtain useful aluminum.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - Bulky Waste Sorting

    TOMRA can help you sort the value out of Bulky waste. Bulky waste can contain a high number of valuable materials but this is not easily accessible within regular waste streams due to its bulkiness. This therefore means that in order to streamline the separation process, the initial treatment step has to involve shredding the input material. In order to prepare sortable fractions, sizing of fractions by screening and the separation of light by heavy compartments is inevitable.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - Refuse Derived Fuel

    One way in which values within waste can be utilized is by using it as fuel. RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) is a term that applies to materials with a high calorific value (typically around 18 Megajoule per kilogramm) that are removed from waste streams. Beneficiaries of this material cement kilns to power plants. TOMRA Sorting technology has long been utilized in many plants across Europe to produce an RDF material from different waste streams according to the specific needs of the end users. The main purpose of this area of work is to ensure that the RDF has very low chlorine content, typically below 0.7% in weight. TOMRA Sortingis able to achieve this by either selecting the ‘good’ material (‘positive sorting’) or by ejecting the ‘bad’ material from the stream, such as small PVC parts (‘negative sorting’).

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - CRT Glass Sorting

    End of life TV sets and computer monitors require to be recycled to maximise the level of material recovery, and to meet the requirements of the EU WEEE Directive. CRT glass is the largest item by weight. However, because of the 2 different types of glass used in CRT manufacture, the glass fractions have to be sorted to achieve a separation of the 2 type of glass, i.e. panel glass sorted from funnel glass. X-TRACT separator is able to sort the panel glass from the funnel glass. It does it by comparing their different atomic densities, and analysing the data from the X-Rays using a bi-chromatic sensor system. X-TRACT is the first industrial application for any dry mechanical density sorting.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Reliable Shredding Technology for Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF)

    Our shredding solutions enable you to optimally recycle waste into substitute fuels / alternative fuels and ensure high quality by producing a homogeneous granulate free of foreign objects. The goal of recycling is to use the valuable energy contained in the waste and to substitute the use of fossil fuels. During the recycling process the portions with a high calorific value are separated from the commercial and industrial waste and turned into a marketable product. Depending on the calorific value and the granular size, these fuels are used in fluidised bed combustion, cement plants and substitute fuel power plants.

    By UNTHA Shredding Technology based in Kuchl, AUSTRIA.

  • Recycling Equipment for Single Stream Waste

    Optimising output in terms of economic value and against the lowest possible costs per tonne. This is the short-term goal for every Single Stream installation that we provide in cooperation with Bollegraaf. The long-term goal is to ensure permanently low operating costs. The result: fast Return on Investment.

    By Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions based in Appingedam, NETHERLANDS.

  • Separation and dewatering of digester output for waste management industry

    Separation and dewatering of suspensions are important process stages in treating waste and digester output. BELLMER KUFFERATH machines, within an overall waste management concept, divide waste streams into separate streams in waste treatment plants, for which specific treatment methods make sense. Apart from single machines, BELLMER KUFFERATH also supply complete systems for sorting and dewatering of waste streams.

    By BELLMER KUFFERATH Machinery GmbH based in Düren, GERMANY.

  • Waste handling for kitchens

    Wherever food is handled, waste is produced. Waste food creates hygiene risks no matter where it is transported or stored, and handling it is a time-consuming, non-profitable process. The Envac system does away with all manual handling and transport, and instead waste food is dealt with and turned into an important environmental resource.

    By Envac AB based in Stockholm, SWEDEN.

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    Glass sorting for the glass recycling industry

    Elimination of contaminants; Ceramics, stones, porcelain, Metal, Glass ceramic (heat resistant glass), Leaded glass, Organic impurities, Plastics, Cork, Paper. Sorting and recovery of; White glass, Green glass, Brown glass, Other colors and combinations of colors.

    By REDWAVE a division of BT-Wolfgang Binder based in Gleisdorf, AUSTRIA.

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    Metal sorting for the metal recycling industry

    Metals can be identified according to the colour, nature of the metal and of elemental composition.

    By REDWAVE a division of BT-Wolfgang Binder based in Gleisdorf, AUSTRIA.

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    Plastic sorting for the plastics industry

    REDWAVE is a flexible system with applications in a variety of fields, especially for the plastics industry. No matter how complex the sorting task may be the REDWAVE range of sorting equipment can achieve high levels of purity. REDWAVE guarantees high waste throughput with effective recovery of required materials, achieving maximum return on the separated commodities.

    By REDWAVE a division of BT-Wolfgang Binder based in Gleisdorf, AUSTRIA.

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    Recycling equipment for shredding electronic scrap (E-scrap)

    Processing electronic scrap (E-Scrap or WEEE) presents special challenges. Computers, consumer electronics, and IT equipment need to be destroyed to extract recyclables or ensure the security and complete destruction of the product. Hard drives, tapes and data storage devices must be completely destroyed to provide data security. And, while many electronic scrap items do not require the specific size reduction that hard drives or other data storage devices require, all electronic scrap includes recoverable materials that can be recycled for future use. As a result, separation and recovery are critical elements of the shredding process for electronic materials.

    By Granutech-Saturn Systems based in Grand Prairie, TEXAS (USA).

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    Pre-sorted Material Sorting

    TOMRA can help you sort the value out of Pre-sorted material. The input material of pre-sorted plastics will usually contain materials such as bottles and foil. Before recycling, any impurities need to be cleaned out in order to sort out any residue of organic matter, metals, PVC or coloured PET. The material is checked for colour and material. In the bottle-to-bottle procedures highest and consistent quality standards are required.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Waste Sorting - Paper Sorting

    The recovery of valuable paper fractions from a paper waste stream has been a common practice for many years. For example, printed paper such as newspapers and magazines can be used for de-inking purposes and cardboard can be recycled.

    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH) based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY.

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    Complete solutions for the recycling industry

    For over 40 years, Macpresse designs and manufactures complete solutions for the recycling industry. From individual technologies, i.e. balers, shredders etc. right up to complete sorting plants and Material Recovery Faclities.

    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L based in Vernate, ITALY.

  • Vacuum systems in historical city centres

    Waste handling operatives face many challenges in historical city centres. Modernisation has to take place with caution so as not to damage buildings or surroundings of cultural historical value. The Envac vacuum system for waste handling is particularly suited to such environments, as demonstrated by our many installations all over Europe.

    By Envac AB based in Stockholm, SWEDEN.

  • Recycling Equipment for Screening Solutions

    Environmental requirements and an ever-increasing demand for accurate screening require versatile and reliable mobile screening machines. Lubo`s mobile screening solutions are especially designed for that purpose; They have a high processing capacity, deliver a high percentage of `clean` output materials, and  are suitable for practically all work sites, including the smaller ones. making them one of the most compact and reliable mobile screening machines available on the market today.

    By Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions based in Appingedam, NETHERLANDS.

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