Application of physical separation technologies to the shredder fluffs

Shuji Owada, Y. Wada

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    Abstract

    The compositional structure of the two kinds of shredder fluffs generated from scrap automobiles and electrical home appliances were compared with each other on material and elemental compositions and liberation state. It was found that compositional elements were classified into three kinds of groups of different size and that valuable elements were concentrated in larger size and toxic ones in smaller size ranges. The combination of physical separation methods, jigging, magnetic, eddy current and electrostatic separations was able to produce metal concentrates of Fe, Cu and Al suitable for smelter feeds with relatively high recoveries and contents. Plastic and wooden materials suitable for energy recovery were also produced in the float or sink and float separation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 1st International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 1999
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages894-899
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)0769500072, 9780769500072
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
    Event1st International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 1999 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 1999 Feb 11999 Feb 3

    Other

    Other1st International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 1999
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period99/2/199/2/3

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Owada, S., & Wada, Y. (1999). Application of physical separation technologies to the shredder fluffs. In Proceedings - 1st International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 1999 (pp. 894-899). [747734] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECODIM.1999.747734