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Main Title Evaluation of an automated sorting process for post-consumer mixed plastic containers /
Author Bubernick, David V. ; Bubenick, D. V. ; Faulstich, C. N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Faulstick, Charles N.
Kirk, Diana R.
CORP Author WTE Corp., Bedford, MA. ;Governmental Refuse Collection and Disposal Association, Silver Spring, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/165; CR-818238; EPA-R-818238
Stock Number PB94-114816
OCLC Number 30761894
Subjects Plastics--Recycling--Technological innovations ; Recycling industry--Technological innovations
Additional Subjects Sorting ; Materials handling ; Plastics ; Waste processing ; Containers ; Waste recycling ; Bottles ; Materials recovery ; Polyethylenes ; Identifying ; Separation ; Post-consumer wastes ; Mixed composition ; PVC(Polyvinyl chloride)
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EJBD  EPA 600-R-93-165 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/09/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-93-165 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/600/R-93/165 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/03/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/R-93-165 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/23/1994
ESAD  EPA 600-R-93-165 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB94-114816 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 75 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report provides a detailed evaluation of a pilot-scale automated sorting system for mixed post-consumer plastic containers developed by Rutgers University Center for Plastics Recycling Research (CPRR). The five bottle types considered were natural high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET), green polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and opague high gensity polyethylene (HDPE). Three series of tests were performed: single composition, short-term tests, mixed composition, short-term tests, and mixed composition, extended tests. Video taping one of the extended tests proved invaluable in providing insight into diagnosing the system's singulation performance and errors in station recovery. The material handling system had a greater effect than sensor performance on the overall performance of the system.
"EPA/600/R-93/165." "September 1993." "Cooperative agreement no. [CR]818238." "Project officer: Diana R. Kirk, Waste Minimization, Destruction, and Disposal Research Division." Includes bibliographical references (page 55).