AN EVALUATION STUDY: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND PROCESSING OF GLASS SCRAP RECYCLING


ERTUĞ B., Ünlü N.

Conference of the Extraction-and-Processing-Division (EPD) held during the 141st TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Florida, United States Of America, 11 - 15 March 2012, pp.381-388 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.381-388

Abstract

On average, one out of two glass bottles coming on to the market is provided by recycling processes in Europe. Glass recycling has been started by the early of 1970s in Turkey, and the recycling amount has been reached to 70 thousand tons recently, while 4.2 million tons which represents only 25 percent of total glass manufactured, is the amount of glass collected annually for recycling in the world. The glass recycle process basically involves collecting, sorting, then crushing and grinding after which glass cullet is produced as the secondary raw material. Removing of the contaminants from the glass cullet, and then melting are the next steps. In this study, recent developments of 100% recyclable without any deterioration in quality, and never decomposable glass, are discussed detailed in terms of glass production processes.