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From surgical waste to medical products
A recycle line, consisting of a melting oven, a granulation and a injection molding machine is build in the GreenCycl (GC) FieldLab in De Meern – Utrecht. Surgical waste such as blue wrapping paper, used to pack surgical instruments sets, are melted, granulated into new Polypropylene raw material and injection molded into new medical products. It has made commitments to hospitals and the medical industry. Being prepared for large volumes they need to have advice how to improve the recycle line and process higher volumes.
Meeting the demand for battery recycling
Due to the energy transition there is an evergrowing demand for batteries which in turn results in the need for large scale battery recycling facilities. Companies in the waste processing industry have shown an interest in tackling this problem but are still trying to find their way in this developing market. We are looking for students who can help with a feasibility study and the conceptual design of a new battery recycling facility.