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Chemical and Paper Engineering
The search for new environmentally friendly waste disposal is becoming more prudent as landfill disposal costs increase. Old corrugated cardboard has a mix of metals, plastics, and other waste that cannot be used in the paper making process and create a septic environment before it is shipped to landfill. Water removal and separation of usable materials with a shredder and magnet allows for them to be recycled and sold for profit. The blend of plastics is then utilized in fuel blending processes. This process will not only save money but also reduce companies' environmental footprints.
Papes, Bailey, "Separation and Disposal of Waste Rejects from Old Corrugated Cardboard" (2019). Honors Theses. 3186.