Development of a new approach based on midwave infrared spectroscopy for post-consumer black plastic waste sorting in the recycling industry.

@article{Rozenstein2017DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a new approach based on midwave infrared spectroscopy for post-consumer black plastic waste sorting in the recycling industry.},
  author={Offer Rozenstein and Eldon Puckrin and Jan F. Adamowski},
  journal={Waste management},
  year={2017},
  volume={68},
  pages={38-44}
}
Waste sorting is key to the process of waste recycling. Exact identification of plastic resin and wood products using Near Infrared (NIR, 1-1.7µm) sensing is currently in use. Yet, dark targets characterized by low reflectance, such as black plastics, are hard to identify by this method. Following the recent success of Midwave Infrared (MWIR, 3-12µm… CONTINUE READING