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Author Reuter, Markus ♦ Schaik, Antoinette
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer US
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences
Subject Keyword Geosciences ♦ Environment ♦ Physics ♦ Chemistry/Food Science ♦ Engineering ♦ Materials Science
Abstract In this article, exergy is applied as a parameter to measure the “sustainability” of a recycling system in addition to the fundamental prediction of material recycling and energy recovery, summarizing a development of over 20 years by the principal author supported by various co-workers, Ph.D., and M.Sc. students. In order to achieve this, recyclate qualities and particle size distributions throughout the system must be predicted as a function of product design, liberation during shredding, process dynamics, physical separation physics, and metallurgical thermodynamics. This crucial development enables the estimation of the true exergy of a recycling system from its inputs and outputs including all its realistic industrial traits. These models have among others been linked to computer aided design tools of the automotive industry and have been used to evaluate the performance of waste electric and electronic equipment recycling systems in The Netherlands. This paper also suggests that the complete system must be optimized to find a “truer” optimum of the material production system linked to the consumer market.
ISSN 10474838
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-10-25
Publisher Institution The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Publisher Place Boston
e-ISSN 15431851
Journal JOM
Volume Number 60
Issue Number 8
Page Count 8
Starting Page 39
Ending Page 46


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