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COLOR SORTING OF POST-CONSUMER GLASS AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS TO IMPROVE THEIR…

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14791
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14791
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
National Recovery Technologies LLC
1508 Elm Hill Pike Suite 102 Nashville, TN 37210-3636
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: COLOR SORTING OF POST-CONSUMER GLASS AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS TO IMPROVE THEIR RECYCLABILITY
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $149,993.00
 

Abstract:

MANY U.S. MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMUNITIES ARE INTEGRATING RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR SOLID WASTE INORDER TO MINIMIZE LANDFILL REQUIREMENTS. THE SUCCESS OF THESE RECYCLING PROGRAMS IS STRONGLY DEPENDENT UPON THE MARKETABILITY OF THE MATERIALS SET ASIDE FROM THE WASTE STREAM FOR RECYCLING. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MARKETING RECYCLED GLASS ARE WELL ESTABLISHED AND ARE HIGHLY DEPENDENTUPON COLOR SORTING OF THE GLASS. POST-CONSUMER PLASTICS RECYCLING IS IN ITS INFANCY AND IS EXPERIENCING RAPID GROWTH. PLASTICS CONTAINER MANUFACTURERS AND OTHER USERS OFRECYCLED RESINS HAVE STATED THAT COLOR SORTING OF POST-CONSUMER PLASTIC CONTAINERS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND THE MARKETABILITY OF RESINS DERIVED FROM THESE CONTAINERS. COLOR SORTING OF GLASS AND PLASTICS CONTAINERS FOR RECYCLINGIS CURRENTLY DONE BY MANUAL HANDSORTING. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY FOR DEVELOPING AN AUTOMATED COLOR SORTING PROCESS FOR POST-CONSUMER GLASS AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS. MANY U.S. MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMUNITIES ARE INTEGRATING RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR SOLID WASTE INORDER TO MINIMIZE LANDFILL REQUIREMENTS. THE SUCCESS OF THESE RECYCLING PROGRAMS IS STRONGLY DEPENDENT UPON THE MARKETABILITY OF THE MATERIALS SET ASIDE FROM THE WASTE STREAM FOR RECYCLING. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MARKETING RECYCLED GLASS ARE WELL ESTABLISHED AND ARE HIGHLY DEPENDENTUPON COLOR SORTING OF THE GLASS. POST-CONSUMER PLASTICS RECYCLING IS IN ITS INFANCY AND IS EXPERIENCING RAPID GROWTH. PLASTICS CONTAINER MANUFACTURERS AND OTHER USERS OFRECYCLED RESINS HAVE STATED THAT COLOR SORTING OF POST-CONSUMER PLASTIC CONTAINERS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND THE MARKETABILITY OF RESINS DERIVED FROM THESE CONTAINERS. COLOR SORTING OF GLASS AND PLASTICS CONTAINERS FOR RECYCLINGIS CURRENTLY DONE BY MANUAL HANDSORTING. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY FOR DEVELOPING AN AUTOMATED COLOR SORTING PROCESS FOR POST-CONSUMER GLASS AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS. MANY U.S. MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMUNITIES ARE INTEGRATING RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR SOLID WASTE INORDER TO MINIMIZE LANDFILL REQUIREMENTS. THE SUCCESS OF THESE RECYCLING PROGRAMS IS STRONGLY DEPENDENT UPON THE MARKETABILITY OF THE MATERIALS SET ASIDE FROM THE WASTE STREAM FOR RECYCLING. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MARKETING RECYCLED GLASS ARE WELL ESTABLISHED AND ARE HIGHLY DEPENDENTUPON COLOR SORTING OF THE GLASS. POST-CONSUMER PLASTICS RECYCLING IS IN ITS INFANCY AND IS EXPERIENCING RAPID GROWTH. PLASTICS CONTAINER MANUFACTURERS AND OTHER USERS OFRECYCLED RESINS HAVE STATED THAT COLOR SORTING OF POST-CONSUMER PLASTIC CONTAINERS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND THE MARKETABILITY OF RESINS DERIVED FROM THESE CONTAINERS. COLOR SORTING OF GLASS AND PLASTICS CONTAINERS FOR RECYCLINGIS CURRENTLY DONE BY MANUAL HANDSORTING. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY FOR DEVELOPING AN AUTOMATED COLOR SORTING PROCESS FOR POST-CONSUMER GLASS AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS.

Principal Investigator:

Edward J Sommer Jr
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:


6153299088
Small Business Information at Submission:

National Recovery Technologies
566 Mainstream Dr Nashville, TN 37209

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No