Plastic has become an indispensable feature of modern life, and has many redeeming qualities: it is flexible and strong, as well as light; it can be used in place of natural resources such as ivory or wood and is very good for keeping foods fresh, just to mention a few.Read more
Separation and Sorting Technology
Separation and sorting technology innovations in waste handling and recycling operations
If there is one part of the recycling process that is not only complicated, but also hard, it is the part of separating and sorting the recyclables. Effective recycling relies on effective and efficient sorting. Separating the different elements found in waste streams is crucial for enabling the recovery of useful materials, minimizing the amount of material sent to landfill and allowing recyclable materials to find a new purpose. There is a wide range of sorting and separating technologies on the market today. This Technology Zones offers an insight into the latest innovations in separation and sorting technology.
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According to a United Nations report, we generate 2.12 billion tonnes of waste every year, and while some of it is recycled, a lot ends up in landfill or is thrown into our oceans. These are alarming statistics, and the consequences for future generations may be irreversible.Read more
The new design of the high-gradient separator, recently introduced by Goudsmit Magnetics,
separates small pieces of both steel and stainless steel from shredded plastic, producing a clean plastic fraction.
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More and more recyclers are considering mobile metals separation from their recycle materials. More and more depth is being sought in the recycling of these materials, which is why more and more metals, such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, are being separated on location by mobile equipment.Read more
Engineers at Covanta, one of the world’s largest owners and operators of facilities dedicated to recovering energy from waste, reported an immediate 50 percent improvement in recovery of ferrous materials from bottom ash after upgrading a conventional scrap drum to an Eriez® P-Rex® (Permanent Rare Earth Xtreme®) Scrap Drum at one of the company’s United States facilities.Read more
GAIN, TOMRA’s deep learning-based sorting technology, for advanced accuracy of complex sorting tasks at high throughput rates.Read more