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An Economic and Technical Analysis of Emerging Post-Consumer Plastic Recycling Methods
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Join this webinar by the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center to hear Dr. Franchetti will discuss the techniques used in modern recycling for the sortation of post-consumer plastic wastes. Each technique will be examined on a cost versus productivity basis and is representative of large scale operations.

12/10/2013
When: Tuesday, December 10
From 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Where: Web
Contact: 717.948.6660
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 Technology Tuesday Webinar

 

An Economic and Technical Analysis of Emerging 

Post-Consumer Plastic Recycling Methods 

 

The PA Recycling Markets Center is pleased to announce the upcoming Technology Tuesday Webinar on December 10, 2013 titled An Economic and Technical Analysis of Emerging Post-Consumer Plastic Recycling Methods.  The speaker will be Dr. Matthew J. Franchetti of The University of Toledo.  

 

Dr. Franchetti will discuss the techniques used in modern recycling for the sortation of post-consumer plastic wastes. Each technique will be examined on a cost versus productivity basis and is representative of large scale operations. Five techniques were researched that include electrostatic separation; "sink/swim" differential method; surfactant coated plastics; infrared optical scanning; and ultrasonic scanning.  The aim of this presentation is to build a detailed guide for analyzing plastic recycling methods and to determine the most sustainable method. 

 

  Franchetti

  Dr. Franchetti

 

When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EST) 

  

Where: On your computer, from the comfort of your desk.  

 

Topic:  Post-consumer Plastic Recycling Methods 

 

Speaker Bio: 

Matthew J. Franchetti, Ph.D, P.E. is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Programs at The University of Toledo.  He also is the Director of the Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing Laboratory and Principal Investigator of the Business Waste Reduction Assistance Program, a joint effort with the Lucas County Solid Waste Management District.  Dr. Franchetti received his Ph.D. in 2003 and MBA in 2000 from The University of Toledo.  He has worked as an industrial engineer and technical manager for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington DC, Pittsburgh, PA, and Columbus, OH and has conducted research at Daimler Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford before joining the MIME Department in the Fall of 2007.  Dr. Franchetti is Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt from the American Society of Quality (ASQ) and has consulting and research experience with over 25 companies across the country.  

 

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Can't make the session? We will be recording the programs and posting the links to our website.  

 

Questions? Call us at 717.948.6660 and we will be glad to assist you.  

 

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