Airknife Waste Separation
A versatile system to blow out lighter materials from your waste stream.
The Airknife's main function is to remove low value fractions from the material stream. Typically installed at a conveyor junction, the Airknife consists of an input air volume channelled through an adjustable nozzle, working in conjunction with an extraction hood, all mounted inside a single enclosure.
The Airknife is employed to remove lightweight unpickable items such as paper, plastic and foil from the material stream. The input air creates a high velocity airstream through which the falling material has to travel. The lighter material fractions are blown or separated from the falling material and are captured by the extraction hood and conveyed away. The heavier material is unaffected by the incoming airstream and falls onto the conveyor below.
The Impact Airknife solution can be adopted and applied to a wide variety of material streams including, domestic comingled recyclables and C&D recycling operations.
Impact Air Systems were contacted by Hamilton Waste & Recycling Ltd, operating in extensive waste collection and recycling facilities in East Lothian.
David Hamilton, director of Hamilton Waste & Recycling commented: