Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

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Recycling Technologies

  • Giuseppe BonifaziEmail author
  • Silvia Serranti
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_116-4


Ceramic glass

Transparent ceramic products characterized by an appearance similar to those of glass. They are characterized by an amorphous phase and one or more crystalline phases.


Set of mechanical actions carried out in dry or wet conditions, addressed to perform a “classification” of particles systems according to their morphometrical (e.g.,size-shape) attributes.


Set of mechanical actions specifically carried out to perform a reduction of waste materials in particles of suitable size and shape to be properly handled and processed in order to liberate/remove contaminants.


Particulate solid product resulting from collection-comminution of waste glasses.


Mechanical process finalized to remove “ink-particles” and “stickies” from waste paper.

Ferrous metal

Magnetic metals mainly composed of iron.


Mechanical process finalized to perform a selective separation of hydrophobic from hydrophilic materials. Hydrophobic materials...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica Materiali Ambiente SapienzaSapienza - Università di Roma Via EudossianaRomeItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
    • 1
  • Nickolas J. Themelis
    • 2
  1. 1.Earth Engineering Center, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Earth and Environmental EngineeringColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA