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

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

Fluorescent lightbulbs are the best and long lasting bulbs now available. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental duty, fluorescent lights have become more common fixtures worldwide. Below are some of the things that are important which you should know about Fluorescent lightbulbs:

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

The approximate capacity for one inch fluorescent tubes, of a coffin, is 150 x 6feet or 450 x 2ft tubes.

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

Waste King loads the lamps onto racked trolleys for processing in separationplant and a crush.

It enables processing of sizes Skip Hire Milton Keynes and the various kinds of lamps, dividing them into aluminium end caps, soda lime glass, lead glass /ferrous metal components 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 can be constantly eliminated through the internal carbon filters).

Separation plant and the entire puppy love is included in a container in which a conveyor feeds the tubes to a hammer mill. The resulting joined fractions are air-carried through a separation tower, where the glass and metal are removed. The metal and glass components are subsequently smashed further and air-conveyed to a second separation tower. The glass fragments are fed to a rotary drum-feeder and transferred to your discharge conveyor to transfer the by product from the processing unit.

The air stream that’s passed through the separation towers contains phosphor powder.

The air stream then passes through four- before passing into the atmosphere via a vent that is combined carbon filters to remove any mercury vapour.

Aluminium recovered glass and metals metals are sent to other businesses to be used as raw materials or for further processing.

Every time a ‘coffin’ has filled with spent fluorescent tubes, Waste King’s operatives will arrive, collect the the entire procedure and the container continues.

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