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Shredder residue and Tar-containing Asphalt RECycling (STAREC)

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Jansen Recycling, a recycling company, based in Son, the Netherlands, will invest in the first full scale application of a pyrolysis installation for thermal cleaning of shredder residue (SR) and tar-containing asphalt (TCA). The recycled output materials (such as sand and grid) will be re-used in the pavement, water construction and concrete industry. The pyrolysis installation will recycle 30% SR (74,617 tons) and 70% TCA (264,600 tons). Until now, no pyrolysis technique has been available for thermal cleaning of these materials. Alternative for SR is land filling and for TCA is re-use in road base and cleaning by combustion. Innovative aspect of the new pyrolysis technique is the continuous process instead of a batch process. The process doesn’t depend on one type of material, but a variety of materials can be cleaned. Actual market introduction is hindered by market barriers such as legislation (no EU-wide legislation). With good dissemination, this project can stimulate: 1) other EU recycling companies, government authorities and suppliers of waste materials to invest in this new profitable recycling technique; 2) an EU wide adoption of recycling legislation.

Benefits

Thermal cleaning of shredder residue (SR) and tar-containing asphalt (TCA). The recycled output materials (such as sand, grid) will be re-used in the pavement, water construction and concrete industry.
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Results

  • 100% reduction of toxic chemicals such as mineral oil, PAHs and Hg (total amount of toxic chemicals equals 743,159 kg/installation/year);
  • Reducing (hazardous) waste: 37,308 tons SR, 132,300 tons TCA in year 1 (at 50% capacity);
  • Diverting SR waste from landfills;
  • Reduction of use of primary sand and grid: 115,000 tons in year 1 (at 50% capacity);
  • At least 3.5 times more energy re-use per ton compared to thermal cleaning by combustion (energy re-use 8.84 W/ton in stead of 2.26 W/ton) and at least 15% water reduction (100 l/ton) compared to thermal cleaning by combustion.
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Jansen Recycling B.V.Netherlands
n.a.Namibia
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Contact

Jansen Recycling B.V.
1 Kanaaldijk Zuid-Oost
5705 BE HelmondNoord-Brabant
Netherlands
Contact point: 
Name: 
Zondag, Arno
Tel: 
+31 40 2832946

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Sector:
Recycling
Duration:
02/07/2009 to 01/11/2011
Contract number: 
ECO/08/239070

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