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

Fluorescent bulbs are the most efficient and long lasting bulbs today accessible. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental duty, fluorescent lights are getting to be more common fixtures internationally. Below are some of the things that are important that you have to know about Fluorescent lightbulbs:

Waste King's nine-step fluorescent bulb recycling procedure is:

The approximate capacity for one inch fluorescent tubes, is 150 x 6feet or 450 x 2ft tubes.

The container with the spent lamps is accumulated and taken to Waste King's site for sorting, prior to being recycled.

The container is placed in the site storage area to await processing.

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

The plant is fully automatic. It allows processing of sizes and the various types of lamps, dividing them into lead glass /ferrous metal parts, 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 is continuously eliminated through Skip Hire Beaconsfield the internal carbon filters).



Separation plant and the entire puppy love is included in a container in which a conveyor feeds the tubes into a hammer mill. The resultant joined fractions are air-conveyed through a separation tower, where the glass and metal are removed. The metal and glass parts are then smashed farther and air-carried to another separation tower. The glass fragments are fed into a rotary drum-feeder and transferred into a discharge conveyor to transfer the by-product out of the processing unit.

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

Aluminium, found glass 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 spent fluorescent tubes, Waste King's operatives will arrive, accumulate the the whole process and the container continues.

Posted Jun 07, 2016 at 10:46am

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