Pilot Plug and Play Recycling Facility in Dubai

End of June this year, Proteco – a division of Singapore based company Yes Full Circle (YFC) – has launched a pilot facility that provides integrated brand protection, secure destruction and closed-loop/zero-landfill recycling solutions. According to the company, the facility uses proprietary technology to provide full traceability to confirm and validate the destruction and recycling […]

Wastewater doesn’t lie: Corona-Virus recognized via Wastewater Treatment Plants

The uncertainty caused by the Corona-Virus or Covid-19 respectively is based on nescience about the number of people infected. Wastewater based epidemiology delivers a relatively new method to gain insights into the dissemination of the pathogen. Which possibilities this procedural method offers and which difficulties might occur are issues researchers all over the world try […]

Possible Uses of Vortex Layer Systems

According to the author, this techno­logy is suitable for treatment, neutralization and disposal of various waste materials: Vortex Layer Systems is tested and can, for example, improve the quality of wastewater treatment. So far, there is no scientific and technological achievements which could improve the life of the human race on a global planetary scale. […]

Chemical Recycling of Plastic – Waste No More?

When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Today, around 25.8 million tons of plastic waste are generated in Europe every year, with less than 30 percent of it getting collected for recycling. This is a huge loss of valuable resources to the economy, […]

Cooperation Secures Plastic Waste for Fuel Production

Norwegian companies Quantafuel and Geminor have entered a cooperation agreement to secure deliveries of plastic waste to Quantafuel’s plants for fuel production. Since 2007 energy firm Quantafuel AS has developed and tested its own patented catalyst solution that converts plastic waste into low emission fuels and products for the petrochemical industry, a press release said. […]

French-Singaporean Cooperation on E-Waste

In March, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA – Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) launched a research center to develop innovative e-waste recycling technologies. The new center – named the NTU Singapore-CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (NTU SCARCE) – will focus […]

Ways to Liberate the Valuable Metals

Should scrap merchants be paying greater attention to e-waste recycling? ‘A throwaway society’ is one of the primary reasons why countries worldwide now face a mounting e-scrap (or WEEE – Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) problem. In fact, the global magnitude of the issue is driving ongoing legislative changes with increasingly tricky targets to meet. […]

Itronics Starts R&D to Recover Tin and Copper

In January this year, USA-based Itronics Inc., a producer of fertilizers and silver products, announced that it has recently started research and development to recover tin and copper from the silver bullion being produced by its printed circuit board refining pilot plant. According to the company, tin was on the list of 35 minerals deemed […]

Products with Chemically Recycled Plastics

The German chemical concern BASF has for the first-time manufactured products based on chemically recycled plastic waste, the company informed some weeks ago. According to the information, BASF wants to make a significant contribution in reducing the amount of plastic waste. “With our ChemCycling project, we are using plastic waste as a resource. In this […]

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 […]