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Title: Process to recycle shredder residue

Abstract

A system and process for recycling shredder residue, in which separating any polyurethane foam materials are first separated. Then separate a fines fraction of less than about 1/4 inch leaving a plastics-rich fraction. Thereafter, the plastics rich fraction is sequentially contacted with a series of solvents beginning with one or more of hexane or an alcohol to remove automotive fluids; acetone to remove ABS; one or more of EDC, THF or a ketone having a boiling point of not greater than about 125.degree. C. to remove PVC; and one or more of xylene or toluene to remove polypropylene and polyethylene. The solvents are recovered and recycled.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Chicago, IL)
  2. (Oak Lawn, IL)
  3. (Channahon, IL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
874163
Patent Number(s):
US 6329436
Assignee:
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; recycle; shredder; residue; recycling; separating; polyurethane; foam; materials; separated; separate; fines; fraction; 14; inch; leaving; plastics-rich; thereafter; plastics; rich; sequentially; contacted; series; solvents; beginning; hexane; alcohol; remove; automotive; fluids; acetone; edc; thf; ketone; boiling; 125degree; pvc; xylene; toluene; polypropylene; polyethylene; recovered; recycled; polyurethane foam; foam material; /521/209/528/

Citation Formats

Jody, Bassam J., Daniels, Edward J., and Bonsignore, Patrick V. Process to recycle shredder residue. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Jody, Bassam J., Daniels, Edward J., & Bonsignore, Patrick V. Process to recycle shredder residue. United States.
Jody, Bassam J., Daniels, Edward J., and Bonsignore, Patrick V. Mon . "Process to recycle shredder residue". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874163.
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abstractNote = {A system and process for recycling shredder residue, in which separating any polyurethane foam materials are first separated. Then separate a fines fraction of less than about 1/4 inch leaving a plastics-rich fraction. Thereafter, the plastics rich fraction is sequentially contacted with a series of solvents beginning with one or more of hexane or an alcohol to remove automotive fluids; acetone to remove ABS; one or more of EDC, THF or a ketone having a boiling point of not greater than about 125.degree. C. to remove PVC; and one or more of xylene or toluene to remove polypropylene and polyethylene. The solvents are recovered and recycled.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
}

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