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Sustainable Recycling of Lighting Products

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C-Tech Innovation, UK – Co-ordinator and design and build of material decontamination equipment

C-Tech is an independently owned SME with 65 employees and more than 30 years experience in the development of microwave systems for industrial applications. With in house laboratories and workshops, C-Techhas excellent capabilities in research and development as well as design and build of prototype equipment. We also have a proven track record in successfully managing funded research programs (National and EU). The C-Tech microwave team are experts in development of effective microwave heating systems for a wide range of applications. They also have capability in measurement of material dielectric properties. Their design engineers and technicians are highly skilled in the design and build of innovative microwave systems. Analytical chemists are experienced in the use of our in house AA spectroscopy. With the benefit of its extensive experience of funded research programs (National and EU funded) C-Tech will perform the role of project coordinator. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Chalmers Industriteknik, Sweden – Design and build of material dismantling technology

Chalmers Industriteknik (CIT) is a university-based research institute organised as a foundation and affiliated with Chalmers University of Technology. With its 80 employees, CIT provides research-oriented development services to industry and authorities and has specialized in multidisciplinary, international and national R&D projects bridging the gap between academic research and industrial product development. CIT is particularly strong in electronics and environmental and energy technologies, and has been and is involved in a large number of national and EU projects in these fields. Since 1984 when CIT was founded, the organisation has managed and participated in research projects and assignments in collaboration with more than 1700 customers in 50 countries. CIT has acquired deep knowledge on a system level of the recycling sector and the conditions valid there. This will facilitate the management of WP1 which aims at setting the requirements and boundary conditions for the technologies to be developed. Moreover, CIT has extensive expertise and experience of developing dismantling and materials separation solutions for handling various waste items, mainly WEEE items, in the waste stream. This expertise will be employed in the work packages for developing a dismantling process for CFL and separating and qualifying the materials fractions liberated in the dismantling process. In this part, CIT’s equipment and skilled staff in the fields of mechanical disintegration, separation technologies and chemical analysis will play a major role. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MRT System International AB, Sweden – lead SME, mercury decontamination and lamp recycling equipment

MRT is a Swedish based company, independently owned with 13 employees and more than 30 years experience in the development and manufacturing of mercury and lamp recycling systems. MRT provides environmentally safe and advanced technology for recycling of discarded hazardous e-waste products, and are recognized as the world leader in designing and manufacturing mercury recovery systems. The unique technology can process a broad range of mercury bearing products such as straight fluorescent lamps, CFL lamps (energy saving lamps), discarded electrical components, dental and medical waste, etc. The MRT portfolio also includes CRT Separators for recycling of TV/PC monitors. All MRT’s recycling solutions meet the strictest requirements from environmental legislation. Characteristic of our technology is very clean operating conditions, reliability and environmentally sound performance. MRT has developed and manufactured lamp and mercury recycling equipment for over 30 years and has a unique position in this market field. As a market leader in the lamp and mercury recycling industry, MRT will provide both market and technology information in the project. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SAIREM SAS, France – microwave expert

Sairem is an independently owned SME with 34 employees (80 % with University and higher education degrees) and more than 30 year experience in the development and production of systems for laboratory and industrial applications using both microwave (MW) and radio-frequency (RF). Sairem’s experience covers specific electronic design, MW and RF engineering, MW and RF application development, standard generator supplier processes installer. Sairem is the only company in the world which has the knowledge and the ability to develop applications that cover the entire spectrum of electromagnetic energy. Sairemis among the international leaders specialized in microwave and RF laboratory and industrial equipment for food processing, science and medicine. SAIREM has now more than 5000 references in more than 50 countries. The key differentiator of Sairem’s knowledge is the ability to develop applications that cover the entire spectrum of electromagnetic energy and to scale up standard or custom made processes from laboratory up to industrial at power levels starting from a few watts up to several hundred watts. The group has outstanding reputation in international research and can provide complete technical and engineering support for designing and manufacturing the highest quality industrial solutions. At present, Sairem is the only microwave specialist that can design custom made components or engineering complete solutions, provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production, select cost-effective components, test prototypes and assemblies, and manufacture the highest quality solutions. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WISER Recycling Ltd, UK – waste lighting recycler

WISER Recycling Ltd is an independently owned SME with 15 employees and has been recycling gas discharge lamps and other waste electrical equipment for over 10 years. Its innovative approach to the collection and treatment of WEEE seeks to minimise the carbon footprint of the business and ensure that high quality materials are returned to a manufacturing process. The Company has worked with partners to adapt lamp processing equipment to ensure an efficient, safe and high quality recycling process. WISERsenior management have been involved in waste management and recycling for over 20 years. On a small budget the Company has innovated and achieved the closed loop recycling of lamp glass cullet back to lamp manufacture. WISER has proven itself to be expert in ideas for improvement and problem solving to increase recovery rates, efficiency of process, and quality of product. WISER will provide the research facility for testing of equipment and process, and work with the partners in improvement and ensuring overall success. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

DISMECO S.R.L, IT – waste lighting recycler

DISMECO is an independently owned SME with 27 employees and more than 30 years’ experience in WEEE treatment. With its machinery, stocking areas and buildings within an industrial area of about 45000 square meters, DISMECO is one of the best RAEE-specific plants in Italy. We are partners of many Consortia of the WEEE collective system because of our attention to quality processes and our working capacity. DISMECO aims to be involved in research teams dealing with recycling of material and/or substances coming from WEEE. It is restructuring a building within its industrial area to be used for education, workshops and events. DISMECOs long experience in WEEE treatment has made the DISMECO brand well known in Italy and our evolving organization allow us to continuously improve our processes and to analyze new opportunities in materials processing, being available for testing prototypical machinery or early processing solutions. We are interested both in participating to the project for the general interest related to the recovery of Rare Earth Elements, and for specific interest in improvements to the current crushing machines for fluorescent lamps. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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