Design for material hygiene - An ecodesign strategy for improved recycling of polymers
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010, 2010, 1223-1231 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Recycling of polymers has come into focus lately. Many polymers carry a backpack of energy from manufacturing, which is lost in present recycling of e.g. automotives and small house hold appliances. This calls for higher efficiency in recycling. To take a step in this direction a literature study is made and an experiment at a recycling plant for refrigerators and freezers. A batch of 30m3 of electronic waste was collected and processed in a so-called Hurricane machine. The experiment showed that recycling of polymers can be made on higher levels of efficiency with the used machine, if complemented with sorting and some initial processing before shredding. In order to improve polymer recycling a set of process steps must be designed in order to get secondary polymer fractions that can be used in products.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 1223-1231 p.
Polymer recycling, Recyling process, Technological innovation for material recycling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-71803ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79960488856ISBN: 978-905155060-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-71803DiVA: diva2:487024
8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010; Ancona; 12 April 2010 through 16 April 2010
QC 201202082012-01-312012-01-312012-02-08Bibliographically approved