Analyzing Shredded Scrap with Sicon’s EcoScan Online

Shredded scrap is widely common input material in the steel making process. Generally, shredded scrap is of a homogenous quality in terms of physical characteristics as well as chemical composition. Steel plants can optimize loading intervals and reduce tap-to-tap times by using shredded scrap which results in a better production performance while reducing specific energy […]

New Ash and Metal Recycling Plant in Denmark

In March this year, Danish company Meldgaard has opened its newest facility for the recycling of incineration ash and heavy metal processing in Kolding, Denmark. According to the information, the plant is the “newest of its kind in the world” and consolidates the company, which is processing more than 1.2 million tons of waste-to-energy ash […]

E-Waste: Collection and Shredding Alone Are Insufficient

Why is e-waste recyclate quality still being overlooked, and what is the answer to best practice? The recycling of e-waste is dominating the waste industry’s headlines at present, not least because updated legislation is continually coming into force. But there is more to e-waste (or WEEE) recycling progress than recovery rates alone. Marcus Brew, managing […]

New Research Project Regarding Fuel from Waste Tires

The aim of the ongoing project in Sweden is to evaluate three different approaches for upgrading pyrolysis oil from tires to more high-quality products, with the main focus on co-upgrading to fuels together with fossil raw materials in refinery processes. Upgrading of pyrolysis oil from Scandinavian Enviro Systems’ process is carried out in the various […]

Fully Recyclable, Enormously Energy Efficient and Ready for Carsharing: Noah

The circular economy was a leading concept during his design process: According to his developers at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Noah now represents the world’s first circular and fully recyclable car. The two-seater is running entirely on electricity; his chassis, body panels and interior are made from a bio-composite with flax as the main […]

Looking for Deinkable UV Ink

As most cross-linked inks create problems in the recycling process, new ideas are in demand. Therefore, the International Association of the Deinking Industry (INGEDE) and ink manufacturer hubergroup intend to start a research project. According to INGEDE, other than traditional offset and gravure inks, most cross-linked inks are difficult to remove from the paper fibers […]

New Method for Cleansing Waste Products and Reusing Resources

Finnish-based Fortum Group has developed – through its recycling and waste solutions unit – a new method called the Multi-Purpose On-site Phase Separator (MOPS). According to the information, the technology removes pollutants from strongly contaminated soil, hazardous waste and waste incineration residues “in an effective way with minimal harm to the environment”. At the same […]

New Method to Treat Plastic Waste

The first systems to use anaerobic digestion technology in order to turn waste plastics into energy and fertilizer are being developed in South Australia. According to the information provided by www.theleadsouthaustralia.com.au, the plastic to energy technology had so far successfully been applied to polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and expanded polystyrene. However, the anaerobic digestion process varied […]

New Solution for Monitoring Liquid-Based Processes

At the 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB8) in Perth (Western Australia), PANalytical, an inter­national supplier of analytical X-ray instrumentation and software, has announced the new Epsilon Xflow system. As reported, this new on-line solution is made for the continuous analysis of the elemental composition of any liquid, providing real-time feedback from a […]

Recovery of Cellulose from Waste Water

End of June this year, the official inauguration of “the world’s first cellulose production facility” – which means a “breakthrough in recovery and reuse of recycled cellulose from sewage” – took place at Geestmerambacht (The Netherlands). Approximately 70 experts from all over Europe, all active in the value chain, witnessed the inauguration of the Cellvation […]