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.