Ten things you must know about: Waste King's fluorescent bulb recycling process
Fluorescent lightbulbs are the most effective and resilient bulbs available today. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental duty, fluorescent lights are getting to be more common fixtures worldwide. Below are some of the important things which you need to know about Fluorescent bulbs:
Waste King's nine-step fluorescent bulb recycling procedure is:
The approximate capacity for one inch fluorescent tubes, of a coffin, is 150 x 6feet or 450 x 2ft tubes.
Prior to being recycled, the container with the spent lamps is accumulated and taken to Waste King's site for sorting.
The container is put in the site storage area to await processing.
Waste King loads the lamps onto racked trolleys for processing in separationplant and a crush.
It allows processing of sizes Skip Hire Bicester and the various types of lamps, dividing them into phosphor powder, aluminium end caps, lead glass /ferrous metal components and soda lime glass.
The crush and sieve plant operates at sub-pressure, therefore preventing mercury from being released into the environment as exhaust air (which is constantly eliminated through the internal carbon filters).
Separation plant and the entire puppy love is featured in a container by which a conveyor feeds the tubes into a hammer mill. The resulting joined fractions are air-conveyed through a separation tower, where metal and the glass are removed. The metal and glass parts are subsequently smashed farther and air-carried to another separation tower. Glass caused by the sieving operation (after the first separation tower) is smashed farther and air-carried through a third separation tower. The glass fragments are fed to a rotary drum-feeder and transferred into a discharge conveyor to transfer the byproduct from the processing unit.
The air stream that has passed through the separation towers includes phosphor powder.
The air stream then passes through four- before passing into the atmosphere via a vent that is combined carbon filters to remove any mercury vapour.
Aluminium recovered glass and metals metals are sent to other companies to be used as raw materials or for further processing.
Every time a ‘coffin' has filled with fluorescent tubes that are spent, Waste King's operatives will arrive, collect the container and whole process continues.