Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Australian Inventor Develops Speed and Hone Recycling Process

Physicist Marcus Cook has developed a pair of Recyclable Polymer Sorters which can sort through plastic submitted for recycling and sort and identify the size, shape, and type of the plastic.

The two machines can sort 1.5 tons of plastic per hour, and by improving quality and accuracy should be able to generate cost savings of $300/hour. The machines use standard digital cameras to identify the size and shape of bottles and an infrared spectrometer to determine their makeup.

Mr. Cook is looking for opportunities to put his invention into production.