Aerosol Shredder Unit
The Aerosol shredding units help customers reduce materials size of the cans. The unit separates the liquids from the cans and sends it over to customer collection tanks. The VOCs are sent over to activated carbon beds or customers thermal oxidizers to be burnt or captured. The metal reduction is more than 10-1 reduction in size. The auger system removes the metals and plastics up the auger and dumps it into customer metal collection bin.
The customer loads the sealed hopper and starts the unit. The PLC controlled system monitors the function of the unit to ensure that there are no faults. If options are added to system, the PLC will monitor their functions also. Once loaded the operator start the system, the system automatically takes over and starts to shred the cans and removing the liquids and VOCs from the chamber. The reduced shredded metals start to move up the auger system slowly so that liquids that are sprayed onto the metals have time to drip off the materials as it moves forward for discharge.
Safety of the system:
- Fail closed actuated valve to close if power or compressed air is lost.
- Air pressure switch to ensure correct pressure for purge system and actuated valves operated correctly.
- Inert gas pressure switch to ensure system is not operating purging gas into shredding chamber.
- Lid sensor closed switch to ensure that customer dose not operate system if lid is not closed.
- Stainless steel teeth to reduce chances of sparking in the system.
- LEL sensor monitoring so that vapor dose not escape the system. System monitoring auger system and lower section of the chamber.
- Fail closed auger knife valve incase
Options that we offer are.
- Activated carbon bed option 200-1000 pounds of activated carbon.
- LEL sensing of the activated carbon bed option.
- Level control of customers liquid collection tank.
- Nitrogen generator sized for unit ordered and tank.
- Washing system tank and pumps. To remove paint or foaming products build up.
- Hydraulic lid lifting system for larger unit.
Aerosol recycling refers to the process of safely and efficiently reusing or repurposing aerosol containers after their contents have been emptied or used up. Aerosol containers typically hold products like spray paint, insect repellent, deodorant, or other pressurized substances. Proper recycling of aerosol containers is important for several reasons:
- Environmental Benefits: Recycling aerosol containers helps reduce the environmental impact associated with the disposal of these containers in landfills or through other methods. By recycling, the materials in these containers, such as metal and sometimes plastic, can be recovered and reused.
- Resource Conservation: Recycling aerosol containers conserves valuable resources. The metal used in these containers, typically aluminum or steel, is energy-intensive to produce. Recycling helps save energy and reduce the need for raw materials.
- Hazardous Waste Management: Aerosol containers may still contain traces of hazardous materials even after their contents are used up. Proper recycling ensures that these containers are managed and disposed of safely, reducing the risk of environmental contamination.
The aerosol recycling process typically involves the following steps:
- Emptying: Ensure that the aerosol container is completely empty before recycling it. Many recycling programs require consumers to remove the plastic cap and nozzle as well.
- Processing: Once collected, aerosol containers are typically sent to recycling facilities where they are cleaned, crushed, and processed. The metal components are separated from any remaining plastic or other materials.
- Recycling: The recovered metal from aerosol containers can be melted down and used to make new metal products, reducing the need for virgin materials.