Recycling

Dr Alireza Rastegarpanah working with a cobot on the task of unbolting a lithium-ion battery. Credit: Dr Alireza Rastegarpanah

Recycling EV batteries: a pressing automation problem

Greg Blackman speaks to the Faraday Institution’s Dr Alireza Rastegarpanah about work to automate disassembly of lithium-ion batteries

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Trash talk

Greg Blackman reports on a presentation Eric Camirand of Waste Robotics gave about hyperspectral imaging and robotics used in recycling plants

Plastic not fantastic

Greg Blackman looks at how SWIR spectral imaging can help reduce plastic pollution, both through environmental surveys and by improving sorting in recycling plants

Trash Talk

Recycling is becoming big business, and hyperspectral cameras are exactly the right tool to help sort the growing volumes of waste, as Matthew Dale discovers

Waste not, want not

Making recycling profitable is all about sorting waste to a high degree of purity. Hyperspectral imaging offers recycling centres a way to increase the purity of sorted materials and therefore their profits, as Greg Blackman finds out

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