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Ten things you have to know about: Waste King's fluorescent bulb recycling procedure
Ten things you have to know about: Waste King's fluorescent bulb recycling procedure

Fluorescent lightbulbs are the best and resilient lightbulbs available now. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, fluorescent lights are getting to be more common fixtures globally. Below are some of the matters that are important that you need to know about Fluorescent lightbulbs:

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.

The container with the lamps that were spent is collected and taken to Waste King's site for sorting.

The container is put into the site storage area to await processing.

Waste King loads the lamps for processing in a crush and separationplant.

The plant is fully automatic. It allows processing of sizes and the various types of lamps, splitting them into aluminium end caps, soda lime glass, lead glass /ferrous metal components and phosphor powder.

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The crush and sieve plant functions at sub-pressure, thus preventing mercury from being released into the environment as exhaust air (which will be constantly discharged through the internal carbon filters).

The entire puppy love and separation plant is included in a container in which a conveyor feeds the tubes into a hammer mill. The ensuing joined fractions are air-conveyed through a separation tower, where the glass and metal are removed. The metal and glass components are subsequently crushed further and air-carried to another separation tower. The glass fragments are fed to a rotary drum-feeder and transferred to Skip Hire Bicester your discharge conveyor to transfer the by product out of the processing unit.

The air stream that has passed through the separation towers comprises phosphor powder.

This air stream passes through a cyclone, where the powder is accumulated in a distiller barrel, and after that passes through two dust filters, where the remaining dust deposited in distiller barrels and is removed. The air stream then passes through four- before passing into the atmosphere via a combined vent carbon filters to remove any mercury vapour.

Recovered glass, aluminium and metals are sent to other businesses to be used as raw materials or for further processing.

Every time a customer has filled a ‘coffin' with fluorescent tubes that are spent, Waste King's operatives will arrive, collect the container and entire procedure continues.

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