The treatment of waste has become a problem of international importance. Concretely, the recycling of plastics from waste electrical and electronic equipment is particularly significant due to use in their manufacture of critical components such as specific bromates or heavy metal additives. Thus the need to find ecological solutions for the treatment of these goods.
This European project arose as a result of the need to continue with the work started in 1998 with the COMBIDENT project, finalised in 2001 and in which GAIKER also took part.
The aim of the RECYCOMB project is to develop a system for the automatic identification and separation of waste plastics and, after a pulverisation and reprocessing stage, enabling the closure of the lifecycle of the product. As a consequence, this project will bring with it innovations, achievements and experiences in automated identification and separation processing and the in techniques of recycled materials at an industrial level. Also, it is believed that development and implantation of the new technology will help in the creation of employment at a European level.
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Physicists have developed a new technique that uses electrical voltages to control the electron spin on a chip. The newly-developed method provides protection from spin decay, meaning that the contained information can be maintained and transmitted over comparatively large distances, as has been demonstrated by a team from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute. The results have been published in Physical Review X.
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To determine the mass of a single proton still more accurate – a group of physicists led by Klaus Blaum and Sven Sturm of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear...
The research team of Prof. Dr. Oliver Einsle at the University of Freiburg's Institute of Biochemistry has long been exploring the functioning of nitrogenase....
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Physics supports biology: Researchers from PTB have developed a model system to investigate friction phenomena with atomic precision
Friction: what you want from car brakes, otherwise rather a nuisance. In any case, it is useful to know as precisely as possible how friction phenomena arise –...
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