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‘World’s first’ leaded glass furnace operational in UK

Post Time:Oct 26,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:56

WEEE recycler SWEEEP Kuusaksoki has installed the ‘world’s first’ glass furnace capable of recovering pure glass and lead from leaded cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, at its facility in Sittingbourne, Kent.

SWEEEP's newly installed CRT glass furnace

The furnace is thought to be the first of its kind to produce pure lead from CRTs

The furnace, which has been installed at a cost of £2 million, has been developed by Manchester-based CRT recycling specialists Nulife Glass, and is capable of processing around 10 tonnes of television glass per day.

Crushed leaded television glass is fed into the furnace and heated to over 1000 degrees centigrade using powerful electrodes, whereupon a chemical compound is added which causes the lead to sink, and the glass rises to the top of the mix...

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