Challenges in Advanced Solid Waste Separation

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Abstract

Efficient mechanical and sensor-based separation of mixed solid waste into valuable secondary materials is a critical step in recycling and in the preservation of primary resources. To position the associated research field, we discuss backgrounds and links to societal and political developments within and outside the classical waste chain. An encompassing theory detailing separation processes is briefly introduced and explained using appealing examples. The roles of science and industry in the development of innovative technologies is clarified, finishing with examples of physical principles that are behind many contemporary separation technologies. Throughout, scientific challenges and technological advances are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Materials
Subtitle of host publicationUnderlying Causes and Sustainable Mitigation Strategies
EditorsErik Offerman
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherWorld Scientific
Chapter14
Pages289-313
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)978-981-3271-04-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameWorld Scientific Series in Current Energy Issues
Volume5
ISSN (Print)2425-0163
ISSN (Electronic)2425-0171

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    Critical Materials: Underlying Causes and Sustainable Mitigation Strategies

    Offerman, E. (ed.), 2019, London, UK: World Scientific. 376 p. (World Scientific Series in Current Energy Issues; vol. 5)

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    Bakker, M. C. M. (2019). Challenges in Advanced Solid Waste Separation. In E. Offerman (Ed.), Critical Materials: Underlying Causes and Sustainable Mitigation Strategies (pp. 289-313). (World Scientific Series in Current Energy Issues; Vol. 5). World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813271050_0014