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Theoretical Design Consideration of a Small Scale Thermoplastic Waste Recycling Machine

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E. K. Gbadam, A. Simons, S. K. Adzimah, C. Mborah

University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana

Paper No. IMECE2010-37062, pp. 665-672; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2010-37062
From:
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Design and Manufacturing, Parts A and B
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4427-4
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

The use of plastics has increased over the past two to three decades especially in the areas of medicine, engineering and domestic application. Consequently, it consumption has generated increase in industrial and domestic waste. Since most plastics are not biodegradable they tend to have adverse short and long term effects on the environment, living organisms and the economy and the situation is not different in Ghana. Although some efforts are being made to reclaim the waste, it is very prudent that recycling of the collected waste is included in this scheme. This paper seeks to outline the design of a machine to recycle plastic waste. This will help keep the environment clean, safe, save energy and will also leads to resource recovery and the creation of jobs for the unemployed.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Recycling , Machinery , Design

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