Economic and Technical Analysis of Emerging
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
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EST)
your computer, from the comfort of your desk.
Post-consumer Plastic Recycling Methods
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.
REGISTER NOW HERE!
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.