Real-Time Data Visualization to Create New Value

“STEINERT.view” is a monitoring solution for sensor-based sorting machines made by German manufacturer Steinert. The monitoring solution gives users insight into the availability and output of individual machines, allowing them to learn more about the condition of their applications or sorting facility, the firm explained its advantages. “For the first time ever, this detailed machine […]

Recirculation with AI: A Second Life for Vehicle Components

Artificial intelligence (AI) plays a central role in the German “EIBA” project. A huge number of used parts end up in the scrapyard for recycling every year. According to the Berlin-based Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK, it is more resource-efficient to remanufacture alternators, starters and the like as part of a […]

Wastewater Treatment Plant on Cork Floating Islands

In Lourosa, S. Pedro do Sul, Portugal, a different and innovative WWTP – Wastewater Treatment Plant – started operating, having floating plants on cork. According to Nuno Gomes, mentor of the project, which was developed by the Portuguese company Bluemater in collaboration with Amorim Cork Composites, the facility is “the first WWTP in the world […]

Lithuanian Researchers Propose a Method for Wind Turbine Blades’ Recycling

A group of researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and the Lithuanian Energy Institute propose pyrolysis to recycle wind turbine blades. Wind turbine blades made from glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) laminate composites can serve for up to 25 years. After that, they end up in landfills – GFRP is recognized as hard-to-break-down. This has […]

Valmet to Supply Finnish Wastewater Treatment Plant with Equipment

Finnish machine-building concern Valmet will supply “automation and solids measurements” to the new regional central wastewater treatment plant, which is under construction in Tampere’s Sulkavuori in Finland. The construction of the plant started in 2018 as a joint project of several Finnish municipalities. As reported, the Sulkavuori facility will be commenced in 2025. The aim […]

A New Solution for Plastic Recycling

What has the plastic waste crisis taught us about recycling innovation? UK-based company Greenback Recycling Technologies Ltd. – in partnership with chemical recycling company Enval – presents a microwave-induced pyrolysis solution for dealing with low-density plastic waste. A specialist article by the company: It is estimated that eight billion tons of plastic have been produced […]

PICVISA Committed to the Circular Fashion Economy

“The equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is wasted every second, while less than one percent of the clothing is recycled into new clothes”, says a report that informs about a new vision for a circular system.*) The circular economy model calls for a new textiles economy, in which clothes are designed differently, worn […]

NTU Singapore Scientists Developed Upcycling Method for E-Waste Plastics

E-waste plastics are rarely recycled due to their complex composition and hazardous additives. Scientists at Singaporean Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a new use for e-waste plastics: repurposing them as an alternative to the plastics used in laboratory cell culture containers, such as Petri dishes. The team of NTU Singapore-CEA Alliance for Research in […]

New Technology to Maintain the Mechanical Strength of Plastic Waste

Japan-based chemical company Green Science Alliance has received a license agreement from Fukuoka University to carry out a new recycling technology that can recover the mechanical strength of plastic waste relatively simple and effective. Professor Shigeru Yao from Fukuoka University, Japan, has been researching plastic waste from the polymer physics aspect of view. Therefore, the […]

Recycling of Slags and Furnace Bricks in Non-Ferrous Metallurgy

Haver & Boecker Niagara: With a view to optimized process flow for the recycling of non-ferrous metals. Non-ferrous metals are indispensable for the economy of highly technical industrialized countries. On the one hand, they provide a basis for existing technologies in electronics and electrical engineering, mechanical and automotive engineering, and the construction sector. And on […]