Multispectral imaging helps recycle scrap metal

MARCH 13, 2009--Technalia Technological Corporation is studying an innovative method based on multispectral imaging systems to enhance the value of electronic scrap

MARCH 13, 2009--Technalia Technological Corporation (Usurbil, Spain; www.tecnalia.info ) is studying an innovative method based on multispectral imaging systems to enhance the value of electronic scrap, which currently represent 4% of urban waste in Europe.

The aim of this project, known as SORMEN, is to develop a technology for the separation of scrap metal from electronic waste based on a system of multispectral vision and incorporate it into the process of a recycling plant.

This new machine will overcome the limitations of current, basically manual, methods that consume a large amount of manual labor and time. These methods are unable to separate metals whose characteristics of color, shape, and weight are similar.

The solution proposed by Technalia enables the separating of elements of the same color - such as aluminum, nickel, or stainless steel. For more information, go to: http://is.gd/n5Ik

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