PLAST2bCLEANED has already achieved the milestone of its two years of life and, to celebrate that it still has two more years ahead, partners presented the main goals of the period.
252 samples were analysed from three Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment fractions using the RAMAN spectroscopy equipment. Studies on the influence of additives as well as colour/additives in the fluorescence effect were performed.
Dissolution experiments of reference samples to test separation of components were carried out, and its dissolution conditions were validated on sorted samples.
Density separation tests along multiple approaches were performed for the antimony trioxide removal, and several tests were held as well for brominated flame retardants and High Impact Polystyrene and Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.
In terms of process design, good additive removal rates have been achieved with reference samples.
Progress was also made in plant concept and design as well as on pilot unit dissolution.
Activity on the performance testing of process and continued as well as on the environmental and economic assessment and dissemination tasks.