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

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

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

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

Waste King delivers a specially constructed container – known 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 6feet or 450 x 2ft tubes.

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

The container is placed in the site storage area to await processing.

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

The plant is fully automatic. It enables processing of sizes and the various kinds of lamps, splitting them into aluminium end caps, soda lime glass, lead glass /ferrous metal components and phosphor powder.

The crush and sieve plant works at sub-pressure, therefore preventing mercury from being released into the environment as exhaust air (which is continuously eliminated through the internal carbon filters).

The whole puppy love and separation plant is comprised in a container by which a conveyor feeds the tubes into a hammer mill. The resultant fractions that are joined are air-conveyed through a separation tower, where metal and the glass are removed. The glass and metal components are subsequently smashed further and air-carried to a second separation tower. Glass caused by the sieving operation (after the first separation tower) is crushed farther and air-conducted through a third separation tower. The glass fragments, removed by the third separation tower, are fed into a rotary drum-feeder and transferred to your discharge conveyor to transfer the by product out of the processing unit.

The air stream that’s passed through the separation towers comprises 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- before Skip Hire Milton Keynes passing into the atmosphere via a port that is combined carbon filters to remove any mercury vapour.

Aluminium, found glass and 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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