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Glass Filtration Media

The WRL Glass Beneficiation Plant is designed to process glass collected from either household kerbside recycling schemes or commercial premises.

The glass, as a raw material, is fed through a rotating Kiln to ensure the product is sterile prior to being discharged into a cooling bay.

Once cool an inspection takes place to ensure any contamination has been removed before it’s transferred to the Primary Imploder on the Production Line. The primary imploder is fully automated and is set via a PLC which hydraulically controls the imploder to produce material to meet the customer’s specification.

Glass Recycling Process

This process produces a material that is free from sharps and can be handled without the need for gloves.

The product is then elevated to the primary screen which filters out any oversize and transfers the remaining product onto the secondary screens ready for final grading. A fully automated dust extraction system is in operation at all times which ensures the product delivered into the bulk bays is of the finest quality.

Our fully automated bagging line produces 20 or 25 kg packs which are stacked onto four way pallets. At this point a final quality inspection takes place before transfer to the dispatch and holding area.

Filtration Media

However, we also have the capability to handle 1 tonne sacks or deliver via bulk tippers and tankers upon request.

Throughout the whole process our emphasis is always on producing a quality product that achieves the highest standards required by our customers and end users.

Crushed glass can be used as granular media for filtration applications such as in the treatment of potable water, municipal waste water, and industrial waste water.

There is also potential for the use of glass as granular media for filtration of swimming pool water and various aquaculture and fish farming applications where water is recycled or high purity is demanded.

Clause 7 of PAS 102 relates to non-potable water applications including tertiary sewage treatment, industrial process water treatment, landfill leachate and swimming pool filtration. It excludes potable water filtration, specifications for which are still under development.

PAS 102 specifies colour, contamination limits and particle shape, and particle size requirement are given for three grades of processed glass.

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