TYRE RECYCLING PROCESS

Composite Recycling Ltd has developed the first commercially viable process for recycling whole tyres. The process uses molten zinc at 450 °C to recover pyrolysis oil and carbon black and steel in a sink-float separation. Our tyre recycling process significantly reduces the capital and operating costs of an industrial scale plant compared to the traditionally used rotary kiln processes, which are uneconomical as the tyres need to be shredded prior to processing. Moreover it takes less than 30 minutes to degrade a whole tyre. Our process uses whole tyres and is, as a result, economic.

PCB RECYCLING PLANT

Every year about 400,000 tons of printed circuit boards (PCBs) are generated in Europe, a large resource of precious and other metals. PCBs are used to mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components. They are used in almost all electronic equipment such as televisions, computers or mobile phones. Because of the low precious metal content of low or medium value PCBs it is generally uneconomical to recycle such PCBs. Our PCB pyrolysis process is a metal concentrating process. Metals present in the PCBs such as gold, copper, tin or zinc are concentrated within the separation chamber.

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Composite Recycling was awarded Phase 1 H2020 funding for its application entitled “PCBRec process: Waste Printed Circuit Board (WPCB) Recycling with Molten Salts”

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30-minute tyre recycling process by Composite Recycling

We have published a paper in Horizon 2020 Projects: Portal – Issue 10, pages 238-239.  The paper can be downloaded under: http://www.horizon2020publications.com/H10/ and describes how our tyre recycling process can recycle whole tyres within 30 minutes.  

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Frank Riedewald, Kieran Goode, Aidan Sexton and Maria Sousa-Gallagher publish a paper on Composite Recycling’s tyre pyrolysis process in MethodsX entitled “Scrap tyre recycling process with molten zinc as direct heat transfer and solids separation fluid: A new reactor concept”

Frank Riedewald, Kieran Goode, Aidan Sexton and Maria Sousa-Gallagher, publish a paper on the Composite Recycling’s tyre pyrolysis process in MethodsX entitled “Scrap tyre recycling process with molten zinc as direct heat transfer and solids separation fluid: A new reactor concept”. Download this paper (open access) here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221501611630019X   Abstract of this paper is: Every […]

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Frank Riedewald and Maria Sousa-Gallagher authored a presentation on our tyre recycling process at “ETRA 2016″ entitled: “Technological and economical feasibility of a 40,000 t/y tyre pyrolysis plant: results of a H2020 SME Phase 1 study”

“Technological and economical feasibility of a 40,000 t/y tyre pyrolysis plant: results of a H2020 SME Phase 1 study”, Dr Frank Riedewald, Managing Director, Composite Recycling Ltd, Cork, Ireland Dr Maria Sousa-Gallagher, Process and Chemical Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland ETRA conference, 18th March 2016 You can download the pdf file 09 Tyre presentation ETRA […]

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Philipp Rathsack, Frank Riedewald, Maria Sousa-Gallagher, publish a paper on the analysis of the pyrolysis oil in the Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis entitled “Analysis of pyrolysis liquid obtained from whole tyre pyrolysis with molten zinc as the heat transfer media using comprehensive gas chromatography mass spectrometry”

Abstract: Pyrolysis of scrap tyres is a promising technology to recover valuable materials such as pyrolysis liquids, carbon black and steel. Pyrolysis liquids are complex mixtures of organic compounds and may represent a valuable source for chemicals.

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Frank Riedewald, Paul Conway and Maria Sousa-Gallagher authored a paper on the safety on the tyre recycling process entitled: “Tyre recycling utilising molten metal”, published by the Loss Prevention Bulletin, August 2015

 

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Frank Riedewald and Maria Sousa-Gallagher authored a presentation on our tyre recycling process at “ETRA 2015”.

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Horizon 2020 SME Funding

Composite Recycling was awarded Phase 1 H2020 funding for its application entitled “TyRec process: Whole Tyre Recycling within 30 minutes with Molten Zinc – towards a circular economy”

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Frank Riedewald and Maria Sousa-Gallagher authored a paper on our PCB recycling process entitled “Novel waste printed circuit board recycling process with molten salt” published by MethodsX.

Download the article from Elsevier Science, February 2015. The objective of the method was to prove the concept of a novel waste PCBs recycling process which uses inert, stable molten salts as the direct heat transfer fluid and, simultaneously, uses this molten salt to separate the metal products in either liquid (solder, zinc, tin, lead, […]

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Frank Riedewald and Maria Sousa-Gallagher authored a presentation on our tyre recycling process at “tire technology 2015”.

Download the presentation “tire technology 2015”

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