Ten things you have to know about: Waste King’s fluorescent bulb recycling process

Ten things you have to know about: Waste King’s fluorescent bulb recycling procedure

Fluorescent lightbulbs are the most efficient and long lasting bulbs today accessible. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, fluorescent lights are becoming more common fixtures worldwide. Below are some of the things that are important which you must know about Fluorescent lightbulbs:

Waste King’s nine-step fluorescent bulb recycling procedure is:

Waste King delivers a specially designed container – known colloquially, 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.

The container with the spent lamps is collected and taken to Waste King’s website for sorting.

For processing in a puppy love and separationplant waste King loads the lamps onto trolleys that are racked.

It enables processing of the various sorts and sizes of lamps, splitting them into lead glass /ferrous metal parts, aluminium end caps, soda lime glass and phosphor powder.

The crush and sieve plant functions at sub-pressure, thereby preventing mercury from being released into the environment as exhaust air (which will be always discharged through the internal carbon filters).

Separation plant and the entire crush is incorporated in a container where the tubes are fed by a conveyor to a hammer mill. The ensuing fractions that are joined are air-conveyed through a separation tower, where metal and the glass are removed. The glass and metal parts are subsequently smashed farther and air-carried to a second separation tower. Glass caused by the sieving operation (after the first separation tower) is crushed farther and air-carried through a third separation tower. The glass fragments are fed to a rotary drum-feeder and transferred to a discharge conveyor to transfer the by-product out of the processing unit.

The air stream that’s passed through the separation towers skip hire watford includes phosphor powder.

This air stream passes through a cyclone, where the powder is gathered in a distiller barrel, and after that passes through two dust filters, where the remaining dust deposited in distiller barrels and is removed. The air stream then passes through four- carbon filters to remove any mercury vapour before passing into the atmosphere via a port that is combined.

Aluminium found glass and metals metals are sent to other companies for use as raw materials or for additional processing.

Every time a customer has filled a ‘coffin’ with spent fluorescent tubes, Waste King’s operatives will arrive, gather the the whole process and the container continues.

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