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Separation plant for fluorescent lamps

MRT’s Compact Crush and Separation Plant is a unique and self-contained processing system for the recycling of all types of discarded fluorescent lamps. This space-saving plant is easy to install, relocate, and the concept creates operating conditions which meet the toughest environmental standards. The entire system is enclosed in a 20-foot container, in which the air is brought to sub-pressure. This prevents mercury from being released into the environment, as the exhaust air is constantly discharged through internal carbon filters. Plants are fully automatic, easy to operate and have a proven capacity which reaches over 2,000 lamps (tubes) per hour, depending on tube length. Units weigh five tons, require at least 60 square metres of floor space, and are equipped with a complete safety system as well as a display for reviewing performance data and alarm functions.

Units will process various types and sizes of fluorescent lamps, separating them into soda lime glass, aluminum end caps, lead glass/ferro metal components and phosphor powder. The phosphor powder is separated from the by-products in different steps, which helps achieve high levels of purity, and is done using a sophisticated, patented air transportation system. The mercury bearing powder is collected in distiller barrels beneath the cyclone and the self-cleaning dust filters.

This company also offers a CRT Separator which uses diamond cutting technology for high-capacity disassembly of cathode ray tubes. These systems are also automatic, and feature a capacity of up to 45 CRTs per hour using a two-arm cutting station, and 70 CRTs per hour using a four-arm configuration. A highly accurate cut separates the cathode ray tube into panel and funnel glass fractions, and when separation is complete, glass is conveyed to a vacuum cleaning station where the shadow mask and flourescent powder are removed.

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