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Title: Sorting and miniaturization of household waste
Authors: Sabiini, Guitta
Rishmany, Jihad 
Affiliations: Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Keywords: Household waste
Municipal solid waste
Waste Sorting
Waste Miniaturizing
Subjects: Solid waste management
Issue Date: 2019
Part of: European journal of scientific research
Volume: 153
Issue: 3
Start page: 283
End page: 298
Waste sorting and miniaturization is an important step in waste management and recycling, since it allows the recovery of a decent percentage of the resources contained in the disposed waste. The aim of this study is to implement this procedure at small-scale levels such as households or municipalities. In this context, a waste sorting and miniaturizing unit is proposed consisting of two miniaturizing techniques: a ball grinder for turning glass into cullet and a shaft compactor for miniaturizing metals, plastics and paper. The design is established following a series of drop tests and compression tests on various types of waste. It could be easily scaled to bigger sizes such as municipal level. The implementation of this concept at small-scale levels will help in spreading environmental awareness, involving individuals in waste management, and inciting municipalities to host waste treatment facilities. All this will help build a more "Green" society.
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Mechanical Engineering

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