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UPGRADING OF POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTALATES (P.E.T.) RECOVERED FROM POST-CONSUMED AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE FOR SUBSEQUENT USE IN THE FOOD AND BEVHERAGE PACKAGING INDUSTRY.

Objective

TO IMPROVE METHODS OF UPGRADING AND RE-USING PET FROM POST CONSUMED AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF RECYCLED BOTTLES AND TO DEFINE FINISHED SPECIFICATIONS OF MATERIAL TO MEET THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CONSUMPTION.

OBJECTIVES
- TO CONSERVE ENERGY AND RAW MATERIALS
- TO REDUCE WASTE ARISINGS.
- TO EFFECT THE ECONOMIC RECYCLING OF WASTE AS RAW MATERIALS.
- TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
- TO PRODUCE A MATERIAL WITH SIMILAR PROPERTIES AS VIRGIN PET.

RESERACH AND DEVELOPMENT:

1.- TO GRANULATE PET POST CONSUMER WASTE FROM A BAILLED FORM. MATERIAL WILL INCLUDE BOTTLE TOPS, PAPER, GLUE, BASE CUPS, PRODUCT AND GENERAL CONTAMINATES.
2.- PRE WASH TO REMOVE HEAVY CONTAMINATES BY SINK FLOAT METHOD 3.- SOLVENT PREPARATION AND SOLVENT RECOVERY TO BE DEVELOPED TO REMOVE HOT MELT GLUES AND ANY REMAINING PRODUCT I E LEMONADE, BEER,ETC...
4.- SINK, FLOAT ANY REMAINING PAPER AND BASE CUP MATERIAL
5.- HYDROCYCLONE TECHNOLOGY TO BE DEVELOPED TO REMOVE SMALL FRACTIONS OF CONTAMINATIONS AND SEPARATE OUT THE FINAL HIGH GRADE PET FROM ANY METAL OR ALLOY CONTAMINATION.
6.- PROPOSED SYSTEM TO COMMERCIALLY PRODUCE RECLAINED PET AT ONE TONNE PER HOUR MINIMUM, WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR THE DRINKS INDUSTRY.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

TNO
Netherlands
Address

Delft