Nulife, SWEEEP Kuusakoski partner on new CRT furnace

Nulife, SWEEEP Kuusakoski partner on new CRT furnace

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

SWEEEP Kuusakoski and Nulife Glass have teamed up on a new processing system to recover lead from CRT glass.

The new glass furnace is the product of over a decade of technological innovation and design by Nulife founder Simon Greer, which included a pilot prototype version installed at the company's Manchester, England facility. The latest version of the system was installed at SWEEEP Kuusakoski's Sittingbourne, England recycling facility last July at a cost of approximately $3.2 million.

SWEEEP Kuusakoski's new furnace can process over 11 tons of CRT glass per day and works by electrically heating crushed glass to over 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, where a catalyst then separates the lead from the glass.

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