Ten things you should know about: Waste King's fluorescent bulb recycling procedure
Fluorescent bulbs are the best and resilient lightbulbs accessible today. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental duty, fluorescent lights are becoming more common fixtures worldwide. Below are some of the important things that you have to understand about Fluorescent bulbs:
Waste King's nine-step fluorescent bulb recycling process is:
The approximate capacity of a coffin, for one inch fluorescent tubes, is 150 x 6feet or 450 x 2ft tubes.
The container with the lamps that were spent is collected and taken to Waste King's site for sorting.
The lamps are loaded by waste King for processing in separationplant and a puppy love.
The plant is fully automatic. It enables processing of sizes and the various sorts of lamps, dividing them into lead glass /ferrous metal components, aluminium end caps, soda lime glass and phosphor powder.
The crush and sieve plant functions at sub-pressure, thus preventing mercury from being released into the surroundings as exhaust air (which will be constantly eliminated through the internal carbon filters).
Separation plant and the whole puppy love is featured in a container where a conveyor feeds the tubes into a hammer mill. The resulting fractions that are combined are air-conducted through a separation tower, where the glass and metal are removed. The metal and glass components are then crushed further and air-conveyed to another separation tower. The glass fragments, removed by the third separation tower, are fed into a rotary drum-feeder and transferred to a discharge conveyor to transfer the by product out of the processing unit.
The air stream that's passed through the separation towers includes phosphor powder.
Aluminium, recovered glass and metals are sent to other businesses to be used as raw materials or for additional processing.
Every time a ‘coffin' has filled with spent fluorescent tubes, Waste King's operatives will arrive, gather the the entire process and the container mini skip hire continues.
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