REDWAVE ROWE Nuremberg opens new paper sorting plant
The REDWAVE Process Monitoring and Control System (PMCS) allows maximum automation of systems as well as optimisation of the entire sorting process
THEOCEANCLEANUP First Estimate to Quantify Global Plastic Input from Rivers into Oceans
Rivers annually emit between 1.15 and 2.41 million metric tons of plastic to the oceans.
Storage facility private households: Utilizing
unexploited potentialRalf Brüning, Julia Wolf
Electrical and electronic equipment that contains private data, such as mobile phones or notebooks, is often stored in private households.
A study of the process of obtaining alcohol fraction from the waste of food, agricultural and woodworking industry
Marufdjan Musaev, Akmal Abdurakhmanov
This article describes the problems of obtaining fuel – alcohol from food waste (peel and spin fruit) and farming (stems and honeycomb corn) and pulp and paper (waste paper and sawdust) industry.
Optimization of preparation of new activated carbons from olive waste via sequential hydrothermal carbonization and activation with KOH and steamGhizlane Enaime, Abdelaziz Bacaoui, Abdelrani Yaacoubi, Marc Wichern, Manfred Lübken
Present study aimed to obtain higher quality of activated carbon (ACs) from olive waste (OW) through successive hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) and activation.
Recycling of plastics – possibilities and limits
mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH, which have been owned by the Borealis Group since 2016, have been recycling plastic waste since 1994. Today, mtm is among Europe’s technology leaders after changes in ownership and several phases of modernisation.
Bio-based plastics in the post-consumer-recycling streamJasmin Bauer
The global production capacities of bio-based plastics register a constant increase, and
the prognoses also confirm this upward trend.
Mechanical recycling of polylactide wasteDenisa Bellušová, Saskia Mauer, Hans-Josef Endres
Reusing polymeric materials poses a global challenge. Polymer recycling is thus becoming
an important issue in the current economy.
Management of contraries in biogenic wasteMartin Wellacher, Andreas Kunter
Contraries in biogenic waste have been a well-known phenomenon since the source
separation began about 25 years ago.
The new European Waste Catalogue and the POPsDr. Dipl. Chem. Beate Kummer
The European Waste Catalogue (EWC) provides a common system of waste classification in accordance with the waste law throughout the EU, with the purpose to improve the efficiency of waste management activities. The individual codes within the EWC classify the various waste types.
Reuse of building componentsUte Dechantsreiter, Peter Horst, Referent: Andreas Lieberum
Cities and buildings are urban mines for raw materials and bind large quantities of
valuable resources for various periods of time. In addition to the common recycling
activities, primarily for mineral construction residues, a market for well-preserved 2nd
hand structural components and materials is emerging.
Innovative conveying and steep incline conveying
technology in modular designBernhard Veltmann
The cover belt conveyor, which is able to convey steeply up to 40°, and the double belt
conveyor, able to convey vertically, are part of VHV Anlagenbau’s steep incline
THEOCEANCLEANUP The Ocean Cleanup Raises 21.7 Million USD in Donations to Start Pacific Cleanup Trials
Donors include Silicon Valley philanthropists Marc & Lynne Benioff, as well as Peter Thiel and other supporters.
Markus Heinsdorff Ocean Dome - art installation and education trail for school children
Permanent installation made of 50 gabions (metal baskets), which are stacked like bricks in form of a round tower and filled with plastic waste.
New ways for Metal Recycling
Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Current Practices and Future Management Options of Medical Waste Management in TurkeyAssist. Prof. Dr. Hasan Sarptaş, Bırcan Dındar, B. Sakız, Prof. Dr. Ertugrul Erdin
Medical wastes constitute a larger portion of infectious wastes that are potentially dangerous since they contain pathogenic agents. While sustainable management of municipal solid waste, wastewater sludge and construction and demolition waste gain significant attention, medical waste has not attracted the same level of attention as other types of wastes, especially in developing countries. Therefore, medical waste management is still a critical issue in many countries due to ist potential environmental hazards and public health risks.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Improved Eco-Design of Lithium-Ion Battery Packs for Simplifying the Recycling ProcessMag. Therese Schwarz, Bettina Rutrecht, Alexander Curtis, P. Handel, J. Worschech
Due to the increasing numbers of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars as well as in electric and electronic equipment, the design and recycling of batteries is gaining increasing importance. This fact demands for an efficient and holistic battery concept as well as a future concept for recycling and treatment.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben New Sampling Technique for Coarse Waste Materials from BalesDr. Martin Wellacher, T. Berto
Environmental analysis has to deal with the possible sources of error. It is known that the process of sampling is the major source of error (up to 90 % of the total error). The sampling error is scarcely considered, while the insignificant analysis error is included with up to three decimals. However, there are not yet any effective methods to reduce the sampling error, mainly because of the inhomogeneous properties of waste.
The aim of the project was to improve the sampling process with the same or an even higher accuracy of the analysis results.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Fully Automated Sorting Plant for Municipal Solid Waste in Oslo with Recovery of Metals, Plastics, Paper and Refuse Derived FuelDr.-Ing. Benjamin Eule
In order to treat household waste Romerike Avfallsforedling (ROAF) located in Skedsmorkorset north of Oslo, Norway required the installation of a mechanical Treatment facility to process 40,000 tpa. Together with a Norwegian based technical consultancy Mepex and German based technical consultancy EUG the project was tendered and the plant build against a technical specification. In 2013 the project was awarded to Stadler Anlagenbau and since April 2014 the plant is in operation with an hourly throughput of thirty tons. The input waste contains specific green coloured bags containing food waste which is collected together with the residual waste from the households. The process recovers successfully the green food bags before the remaining waste is mechanically pre-treated and screened to isolate a polymer rich fraction which is then fully segregated via NIR technology in to target polymers prior to fully automated product baling. Recoverable Fibre is optically targeted as well as ferrous and non-ferrous metals. All food waste is transported off site for further biological treatment and the remaining residual waste leaves site for thermal recovery. In 2015 the plant has been successfully upgraded to forty tons per hour and remains fully automated including material baling.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Plastics Recycling and Energy Recovery Activities in Poland – Current Status and Development Prospects –Dr.-Ing. Kazimierz Borkowski
The waste disposal system in Poland is one of the least advanced in Europe. Despite great efforts over the last 20 years municipal waste landfilling has only reduced from 95 percent in 1991 to 73 percent in 2010. This still means that millions of tonnes of post-consumer waste continue to be landfilled.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Disposal of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers – Problems During Recycling and Impacts on Waste IncinerationMarco Limburg, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Quicker
Carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs) are becoming increasingly more ubiquitous in our daily lives. CFRPs are composite materials, consisting of carbon fibers with high mechanical capabilities and a formative polymer matrix. The production process of carbon fibers is complex and energy intensive, thus making CFRPs more expensive than comparable metal materials. The advantage of CFRPs lies in their weight; metal materials of the same properties weight up to five times as much. This makes CFRPs especially valuable in areas, where weight and cost directly correlate, but high mechanical properties are still essential.
Markus Heinsdorff Zanzibar Recycling art installation as public Meeting Point with Wind- Watertower
With the gabion recycling installations as "places to linger", something new is created from something old through reuse and recycling.
Adaptive Sorting of Plastic GranulatesMarcel Bosling, Bryan-Cody Borchers, Thomas Pretz
Recycling polymers are sought-after cost-efficient replacements for virgin polymers. Especially polypropylene (PP) due to its properties is a highly desired raw material in colorfast applications.
Sorting of Black Plastics Using Statistical Pattern Recognition on Terahertz Frequency Domain DataChristian Brandt, Michael Kieninger, Andries Küter, Dirk Nüÿler, Robin Gruna, Thomas Längle
The sorting of used plastics is an ever-growing market eld which is further pushed by new EU regulations in, e.g., car recycling. Modern recycling techniques require pure or almost pure fractions
of polymers. These pure fractions can be generated from waste using modern sorting technologies
based on specic mechanical, electrical and chemical material properties such as density, conductivity
and melting point.