Andritz Refrigerator Recycling Plants
ANDRITZ MeWa recycling plants for cooling devices can reclaim 99.9% of environmentally harmful greenhouse gases. A particular benefit is that even modern refrigerators – in which the insulation materials have been expanded using highly explosive pentane gas – can be processed at the same time as CFC appliances. The recovered individual fractions of iron, copper, aluminum, plastics and PU foam can be returned directly to the economic cycle.
A single stage process extracts the recyclable materials from the domestic appliances, consumer electronics, and computers and sorts them by category. Parts containing harmful substances are left untouched by the process.
This means that 98% of the decontamination takes place in the controlled atmosphere of the QZ. A secure future investment, as rendering inert both CFCs and pentane-containing devices, they can be subsequently processed in any mixture ratio.
Depending on the configuration of the system, an average performance of 60 to 100 devices can be processed per hour, 24/7 operation is normal. Hence, up to 700,000 devices per year can be processed in a secure and environmentally friendly manner day in and day out.
- Processing capacity: 60 to 120 units per hour
- Sealed single stage process
- High quality metallics, clean plastics and PUR foam
- Matrix degassing of the PUR fraction by heat treatment.
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