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Mixed Plastics Recycling Technology - Bruce A. Hegberg

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Presents an overview of mixed plastics recycling technology. In addition, it characterizes mixed plastics wastes, and describes collection methods, costs and markets for reprocessed plastics products.

Mixed Plastics Recycling--Characterization, Collection, Costs, Markets
Summaryp. 3
Introductionp. 7
National Production and Recycling Levels of Plasticsp. 11
Plastics in Municipal Solid Wastep. 15
Mixed Plastics in Post-Consumer Recyclingp. 17
Characterization, Generation and Collection of Plasticsp. 19
Field Assessment of Plastic Types in Municipal Solid Wastep. 19
Mixed Plastics in Recycling Programsp. 23
New Jerseyp. 23
Hennepin County, Minnesotap. 26
Walnut Creek, Californiap. 29
Akron, Ohiop. 29
Ontario, Canadap. 30
Seattle, Washingtonp. 30
PS Collection Datap. 30
Per Capita Generationp. 31
Commercial and Food Sector Sources of Waste Plasticp. 39
Post-Consumer Plastic Weightsp. 42
Summaryp. 42
Plastics Recycling Programsp. 44
Curbside Collection of Plastics in Illinoisp. 44
Film/Rigid Plastics Recyclingp. 44
Recycling Costsp. 51
Recycling Program Variablesp. 51
Recycling Costsp. 52
Madison, Wisconsin Recycling Cost Estimatep. 52
Minneapolis, Minnesota Plastic Recycling Cost Estimatep. 55
Other Recycling Cost Estimatesp. 58
Collection Timesp. 58
Recycling Truck Costs and Truck Collection Methods for Plasticsp. 61
Process Costp. 62
Cost Estimate Computer Programsp. 63
Eastman Chemicalp. 63
Wasteplanp. 65
Least-Cost Schedulingp. 65
Markets and Packaging Changes for Recycled Plasticsp. 70
Recycled Resin Demandp. 70
Packaging Changes to Increase Recycle Ratesp. 72
Markets in Primary Recyclingp. 74
Markets in Secondary Recyclingp. 75
Appendix A: Recycling Vehicle Equipment Manufacturersp. 78
Appendix B: Glossaryp. 80
Referencesp. 83
Recycling Technology
Summaryp. 89
Introductionp. 94
Plastics in Municipal Solid Wastep. 94
Plastic Resin Production and Product Manufacturep. 96
Resin Manufacturep. 96
Additivesp. 100
Product Manufacturep. 100
Extrusion Moldingp. 102
Blow Moldingp. 103
Injection Moldingp. 106
Film Manufacturep. 107
Melt Flow Indexesp. 107
Manufacture of Plastic Lumber Using Mixed Plasticsp. 110
Plastic Wood Producersp. 111
Plastic Wood Productionp. 111
General Guidelines for Plastic Lumber Manufacturingp. 115
Products from Mixed Plastic Lumberp. 116
Enhancement of Plastic Wood Propertiesp. 116
Wood Fiber-Resin Composite Lumberp. 119
Future of Mixed Plastic Lumberp. 119
Emerging Methods for Processing and Separation of Plasticsp. 120
Optical Color Sorting of Glass and PET Containersp. 120
Separation of PVC Bottles from Other Plastic Containersp. 126
Separation of HDPE Base Cups from PET Beverage Bottlesp. 130
Separation Using Selective Dissolutionp. 134
Separation Using Soluble Acrylic Polymersp. 141
Initial Activities in Polyurethane Recyclingp. 142
Initial Activities in Automotive Plastics Recyclingp. 142
Identification of Plastic Auto Partsp. 142
Solvent Dissolution of Plastic Auto Shredder Residuep. 143
Pyrolyzing of Auto Thermosetsp. 144
Sources of Plastic Recycling Information and Plastic Recycling Systemsp. 144
Buyers and Specifications for Waste Plasticsp. 145
Buyers of Waste Plasticp. 145
Specifications for Waste Plasticp. 147
Appendix A: Plastic Scrap Handlers and Brokersp. 151
Appendix B: Sources of Information on Plastics Recyclingp. 185
Appendix C: Manufacturers of Plastic Recycling Equipmentp. 191
Appendix D: Glossaryp. 200
Referencesp. 205
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ISBN: 9780815512974
ISBN-10: 081551297X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: June 1992
Publisher: William Andrew Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43