Ten things you have to know about: Waste King’s fluorescent bulb recycling process
Fluorescent lightbulbs are the best and long lasting bulbs today available. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, fluorescent lights have become more common fixtures internationally. Below are some of the important matters that you should know about Fluorescent bulbs:
Waste King’s nine-step fluorescent bulb recycling procedure is:
Waste King delivers a specially designed container – known as a ‘coffin’ – to the customer’s premises for the safe collection and storage of spent lamps. The approximate capacity for one inch fluorescent tubes, of a coffin, is 150 x 6ft 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.
For processing in a puppy love and separationplant waste King loads the lamps onto trolleys that are racked.
It allows processing of the various sorts and sizes of lamps, dividing them into soda lime glass, aluminium end caps, lead glass /ferrous metal parts and phosphor powder.
The crush and sieve plant functions at sub-pressure, thereby preventing mercury from being released into the surroundings as exhaust air (which is always discharged through the internal carbon filters).
Separation plant and the entire puppy love is included in a container in which the tubes are fed by a conveyor to a hammer mill. The resulting fractions that are combined are air-conveyed through a separation tower, where the glass and metal are removed. The glass and metal parts are then smashed further and air-conveyed to a second separation tower. Glass resulting from the sieving operation (after the first separation tower) is smashed further and air-conveyed through a third separation tower. The glass fragments, removed by the third separation tower, are skip hire luton fed to a rotary drum-feeder and transferred to your discharge conveyor to transfer the byproduct from the processing unit.
The air stream that has passed through the separation towers comprises phosphor powder.
Aluminium recovered glass and metals metals are sent to other companies 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, gather the container and whole process continues.