Continuous "Micro-sorting" of Waste Plastics in a Liquid-Fluidized Bed Classifier (LFBC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$80,877.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
1996
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
33111
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Covofinish Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 145, North Scituate, RI, 02857
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. George Hradil
 (401) 568-9191
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The development of a new process for the continuous separation of w aste plastic particles by type into purified streams for sale and recycling is proposed. This approach is based on the segregation of particles by density in liquid-fluidized bed classifiers (LFBC). The primary objective of the proposed work is "proof-of-concept" for the LFBC approach; that is, the experimental demonstration and quantitative characterization of the separation of binary mixtures of different types of plastics along the axial flow direction in a pilot-scale, water-fluidized column.

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