Archiv – U.K.-based ET2 Ltd has introduced the ’Revolution TM’ material and waste processor whose several recycling applications include batch processing, liquid extraction, liquid recovery and waste-to-energy.U.K.-based ET2 Ltd has introduced the ’Revolution TM’ material and waste processor whose several recycling applications include batch processing, liquid extraction, liquid recovery and waste-to-energy.
According to ET2, the new technology achieves very high compaction ratios while extracting around 99% of liquids. ’Dry’ processed material such as PET, HDPE, paper and card can usually be dispatched directly for recycling. Many of the extracted liquids are recycled for use in animal feed while a new cleaning-in-place (CIP) application allows extracted liquids to be introduced into new packaging.
Revolution TM processes almost all compressible materials, achieving compaction ratios of up to 60:1 and a typical liquid extraction rate of over 98%. It looks to solve waste/material processing and landfill problems via a combined densification and extraction process taking place in a single automated operation. The machine typically cuts waste transportation costs by 50% while labour costs are also greatly reduced, according to ET2.
Revolution TM technology covers:
* Secure product destruction – large quantities of product are quickly disposed of on site;
* Recycling – processed material is optimised for recycling. Liquids are also recycled or fully recovered;
* Cleaning in place (CIP) for the dairy and food industries – the CIP Revolution TM extracts valuable liquids and hygienically introduces them into new packaging. The recovery and recycling of liquids saves money while high extraction rates give immediate compliance with new landfill legislation;
* Waste-to-energy – various applications exist, including full integration into thermal recycling plant;
* Heavy-duty processing – a high-density, high-throughput model for waste transfer and civic amenity sites
ET2 expects to start production of the Revolution TM 4000 series from early next year. This will constitute a highly robust machine suitable for companies operating large transfer stations and amenity sites. The 4000 series will feature a giant compaction screw and a driveline capable of dealing not only with exceptionally high volumes of waste material but also with large and bulky items such as industrial waste and furniture.
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