Organic waste treatment boost with tie-up
HotRot and Bio Watt Engineering (BWE) have formed a partnership to help develop large-scale organic waste treatment projects in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
An independent, UK-based organisation has been formed dedicated to providing and developing expertise in the planning, construction and operation of tunnel and in-vessel composting (IVC) operations.
BWE has assumed the primary responsibility for all HotRot business development and technical support activities in the UK, as HotRot’s licensed technology partner in the region.
BWE is part of The BioWatt Group, which provides specialist engineering and development services to the organic waste management and recycling industry.
HotRot provides proven IVC technology for the processing of difficult organic waste streams, diverting waste from landfill.
BWE chief executive James Lloyd said: “Our relationship with HotRot and the strong pipeline of specialist composting projects is a cornerstone for the rapid growth of BioWatt across the UK.”
Sorter removes more impurities from copper
Equipment provider Tomra Sorting has created a high-precision sorting system that it says can add almost a third to the value of recycled copper.
The Titech Combisense allows granulate to pass through the high-precision sorting system twice, in a batch process. The high- speed sorter can upgrade between one and three tonnes of copper per hour.
Jonathan Clarke, country manager at Tomra Sorting, said: “Copper granulate, recovered by the recycling process of copper wires and cables, has the potential to be a high-value resource.
“But even after the removal of impurities, polymers and ferrous from the granulate, it can still contain small amounts of lead, brass or aluminium - often up to 3%. By upgrading the copper fraction to a purity of 99.9%, the value can be increased by 30%.”
Clarke added that some sorting technologies did not remove all impurities: “The Combisense is particularly effective at extracting lead.”
New compact loaders on show with attachments
Bobcat will be showing its new S530 (pictured above) and T590 vertical lift path compact loaders for the first time at The Rental Show 2013 in Las Vegas on 10-13 February.
Part of the new family of 500 platform compact loaders aimed at the rental industry, the S530 skid-steer loader and T590 compact track loader will be equipped with soil conditioner and bucket grapple attachments respectively.
The S530 has an operating weight of 2,815kg. The height to the top of the cab is 1,972mm, the width and length with bucket are 1,727mm and 3,378mm, respectively. Height to bucket hinge pin is 3,023mm.
The 3570kg T590 shares the same dimensions as those of the S530. It also has the same standard hydraulic flow of 64.7 litre/min with a high flow option boosting flow to 101 litre/min.
Power is provided by the Kubota V2607 four-cylinder diesel engine with an output of 66hp (49.2kW) at 2,700rpm.
Vehicle impact is absorbed by rubber bay protection
An integrated waste management facility has been built in Southwark, south London, to reduce the impact the borough’s waste has on the environment and increase the amount recycles.
Rediweld was approached to offer a solution to protect walkways and make sure that waste vehicles and HGVs parked safely within the designated bays.
Rediweld was able to offer TruckStop, which is made from rubber to absorb any impact from vehicles reversing into the bays. It is surface-mounted so requires no excavation and is quick and easy to install, causing minimum disruption.
Rediweld’s traffic products are made from recycled truck tyres and manufactured in the UK using low-energy processes. The products offer a durable alternative to traditional materials.
The TruckStop is 150mm high, 300mm wide and 1m long, and can be manually handled. It has an asymmetric shape that offers maximum resistance to a reversing truck but does not get wedged between the wheels.
Recycler uses refurbished vehicles for its extra fleet
Devon recycling company TQ Recycling has doubled its recycling collection in the past seven months and is expanding its vehicle fleet to meet rising demand.
TQ turned to fellow south-west company Refuse Vehicle Solutions to procure additional vehicles for its transport operations.
The vehicles - a 7.5-tonne Isuzu NQR, with NTM K-Midi body and a 1100 trade bin lift (pictured), and a 2007 Dennis Elite 2 with Phoenix 2 body and Beta trade bin lift - were sourced, serviced, MOT’d, resprayed and delivered to TQ in less than six weeks.
TQ managing director Jon Whiley said: “We had heard great things about RVS, and the company is based in the south-west like us, which fits in with our ‘buy local’ ethos. Reusing vehicles in this way is in keeping with our philosophy of recycling.”
TQ carries out a detailed waste audit for every customer, picking through bins by hand, before recom-mending a containerisation solution that allows the company to recover and recycle more material and minimise waste to landfill.