Application of jig separator to recycle plastics used in electrical appliances

Masami Tsunekawa, Kunihiro Hori, Tsuyoshi Hirajima, Naoki Hiroyoshi, Masazumi Ito

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Abstract

Development of mechanical separation of different plastics is essential in planning and constructing a recycling plant that processes scrapped office and home appliances. The authors have developed a plastic separator using a TACUB jig. Jig separation for plastics of smaller sizes (0.5-2 mm) but similar specific gravities was performed using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE) from scrap electric wires. High-grade PE and PVC products over 99.8% were obtained under pulsation of smaller frequency and amplitude than that for coarser plastics. For the plastics from scrap copying machines containing polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high grades (>99%) of each plastic were recovered in the two cells of the jig, where PET, is recovered from the first cell as a bottom product, and ABS and PS from the second cell as bottom and upper layer products, respectively. Their sizes ranged from 3.5-10mm and their specific gravities were 1.03, 1.22 and 1.71 for PS, ABS, and PET respectively. Based on the results, a recycling plant for processing scrap office and home appliances had been constructed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationREWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology - Proceedings
EditorsI. Gaballah, B. Mishra, R. Solozabal, M. Tanaka
Pages1651-1660
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
EventREWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Sep 26 2004Sep 29 2004

Publication series

NameREWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology

Other

OtherREWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period9/26/049/29/04

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Jigs
Separators
Plastics
Butadiene
Polyethylene terephthalates
Styrene
Polystyrenes
Domestic appliances
Polyvinyl chlorides
Density (specific gravity)
Polyethylenes
Recycling
Electric wire
Copying
Planning
Processing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Tsunekawa, M., Hori, K., Hirajima, T., Hiroyoshi, N., & Ito, M. (2005). Application of jig separator to recycle plastics used in electrical appliances. In I. Gaballah, B. Mishra, R. Solozabal, & M. Tanaka (Eds.), REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology - Proceedings (pp. 1651-1660). (REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology).

Application of jig separator to recycle plastics used in electrical appliances. / Tsunekawa, Masami; Hori, Kunihiro; Hirajima, Tsuyoshi; Hiroyoshi, Naoki; Ito, Masazumi.

REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology - Proceedings. ed. / I. Gaballah; B. Mishra; R. Solozabal; M. Tanaka. 2005. p. 1651-1660 (REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tsunekawa, M, Hori, K, Hirajima, T, Hiroyoshi, N & Ito, M 2005, Application of jig separator to recycle plastics used in electrical appliances. in I Gaballah, B Mishra, R Solozabal & M Tanaka (eds), REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology - Proceedings. REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology, pp. 1651-1660, REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology, Madrid, Spain, 9/26/04.
Tsunekawa M, Hori K, Hirajima T, Hiroyoshi N, Ito M. Application of jig separator to recycle plastics used in electrical appliances. In Gaballah I, Mishra B, Solozabal R, Tanaka M, editors, REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology - Proceedings. 2005. p. 1651-1660. (REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology).
Tsunekawa, Masami ; Hori, Kunihiro ; Hirajima, Tsuyoshi ; Hiroyoshi, Naoki ; Ito, Masazumi. / Application of jig separator to recycle plastics used in electrical appliances. REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology - Proceedings. editor / I. Gaballah ; B. Mishra ; R. Solozabal ; M. Tanaka. 2005. pp. 1651-1660 (REWAS'04 - Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology).
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