Exhibitor focus: Ad Rem

Exhibitor focus: Ad Rem

October 8, 2019
Press Release: Ad Rem

Ad Rem, a joint venture between Group Galloo and the Valtech Group, specializes in the research, design, engineering and construction of separation equipment for the recycling, mineral and food-processing industry. A wide range of different technologies are used in these separation installations, which the company will highlight at E-Waste World Conference & Expo

Ad Rem’s pre-treatment lines are used to prepare materials for further separation. These systems are critical to ensure the best separation of recyclable materials. The lines are custom made and can be scaled to fit customers’ needs.

The Scavenger, for example, is the ideal machine to prepare shredder light fraction for further treatment. With this equipment, it is possible to precisely separate shredder waste into different sub fractions – a fine fraction, a fuel fraction and a heavy fraction. The simplicity together with the low overall cost of the system makes the recycling of these low-value wastes very attractive. This process can play a crucial part in reaching the goals of the 2015 End of Life Vehicle Directive (Directive 2000/53/EC). Depending on the type of Scavenger, the processing rate of shredder waste ranges from 5-50 tons per hour, making it a good fit for shredding equipment ranging from 1,000 up to 8,000hp.

LCD screens are a prime example of an electronics product that has not been designed with recycling in mind. Most LCD screens that are now end of life use mercury lamps as a backlight for the screen. Because mercury is very toxic in small amounts, it is necessary to contain the mercury that is liberated during recycling. The easiest way to do this would be to disassemble the LCD screen and remove the mercury lamps before sending the screen through a shredder. Such a process is time consuming, however, and hence expensive. Ad Rem, though, has developed a fully automated process to remove hazardous waste materials coming from LCDs after shredding. The process is capable of processing 1 metric ton per hour and can be scaled to comply to customers’ needs.

With Ad Rem’s separation lines, it is possible to recycle more materials at a higher throughput while guaranteeing an excellent quality of the output fractions. A large range of materials such as automotive shredder residue (ASR), WEEE, incineration scrap and plastic waste can be treated with the company’s systems.

Ad Rem has also been successful in designing the most advanced dense medium drum yet, with the highest precision in separation of plastics and non-ferrous metals. This high precision of the dense medium drum is achieved by using a very stable medium. A typical dense medium bath is relatively deep, which makes it difficult for the suspended particles to remain in suspension. An unstable medium means that water can be found at the top of the bath, while a dense sludge remains at the bottom. With the company’s unique drum, a stable medium with a homogenous density can be guaranteed. With this new dense medium separator, customers can separate a wide range of materials such as ASR, WEEE, plastics and minerals. Depending on the chosen size of the drum, particle sizes ranging from 4-200mm can be treated.

The heavy media separator is the ideal tool to recover all metals from shredder residues and to achieve the highest aluminium quality. The separation drum is especially designed to avoid decantation of medium in the material and thus avoiding misplaced items. It separates materials at a speed between 10-40 tons per hour and treats particle sizes from 4-200mm, so that no metals are lost.

Some companies sell zorba and buy back aluminium, but why, if you can easily separate it yourself? Ad Rem’s double-density separation allows users to do just that – to separate zorba mix into magnesium, clean aluminium and a high-density metals fraction. The special design of the drum makes it possible to separate materials at two densities in just one step, which not only reduces the cost of the system but also increases the capacity and the speed of the separation. The double density drum can be used for capacities up to 10 tons per hour. This process guarantees you a stable quality of your aluminium and a good return on investment.

Each year, millions of tons of plastics end up in landfill. Not only is this damaging for the environment, but we’re also throwing away a valuable commodity. Knowing that recycling of plastics requires only 20% of the energy necessary to produce virgin plastics, you quickly realize that plastic recycling is the future. With Ad Rem’s technology, the specialist can help companies to ‘close the loop’. Ad Rem separates and recycles plastics from electrical and electronic waste, as well as from automobile shredder residues.

E-Waste World Conference & Expo will take place from Thursday 14 November to Friday 15 November at the Kap Europa, Frankfurt Messe, Germany. To register for this highly focused, solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email peter@trans-globalevents.com

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