In recent events, recycling is very important. We have to ensure that we don’t want to waste materials and check that the unwanted material cannot be in the place where it shouldn’t be. Plastics are getting into the ocean. One recycler is facing so many problems in dealing with different types of plastics. We don’t know what things are made of, so how we can separate it. In this, developing world, there should be a straightforward solution for this so that the plastics can be separated. Various companies have built a portable machine that’ll make the sorting process quick and simple.
So, let's take a look at the portable machine. Every material has a unique infrared signature. So, the machine has infrared lamps as well as infrared optics. When we put the item of textile or plastic, it’ll take only two seconds to tell you about the material.
The process works like this way. The infrared light interacts with the material and gets reflected and absorbed by it. Infrared optics look for the part where the light has been absorbed and from that, the machine can deduce what the material is.
The applications of the plastic scanner are in the recycling of plastics, fabrics for getting to know the material composition. So, if you are recycling, you’ll need to sort out the waste.
With the help of his plastic scanner, we can identify polypropylene, PET, polystyrene, all the major types and the accuracy is quite good.
Currently, there are various industries where super expensive and big machines are made to sort the waste from the materials. But these machines are very expensive to afford.