Reliable identification of conductive metals: Sorting metals with no optical aids
© Deutscher Fachverlag (DFV) (6/2010)
The EX900 sorting unit, manufactured by Exsor GmbH, is a completely new development in the field of fully automatic, sensor-aided metal sorting. It can accurately recognise and sort out electrically-conducting materials, has a throughput of up to 60 tons per hour for slag and has an intelligent automation concept with freely selectable sorting and metal programs. Thanks to the PROFIBUS automation concept it is possible to control, monitor and visualise all assembly groups and subsystems universally and modularly, while the system can be extended almost infinitely.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE MAVOCO HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY IN MOZAMBIQUE
© IWWG International Waste Working Group (10/2007)
Until recently, there was no facility in Mozambique for the safe disposal of hazardous waste. In 1999 the Ministry for Environmental Co-ordination (MICOA) of the Government of Mozambique commissioned various studies to investigate and quantify the problem of hazardous waste generation in Mozambique. These studies used empirical methods based on population figures, gross domestic product and numbers of chemical industries versus other industries. However, the hazardous waste figures produced were unreasonably high and in 2001 MICOA commissioned a waste survey regarding all potential hazardous waste producing industries in southern Mozambique.