OKAD: Development of an Automated Glass Fragments (cullets) separation machine
Anadolu Cam Sanayi A.Ş.
Sam Mühendislik Ltd.
The proposed project aims to develop a system to perform the separation of
glass from other materials like stone, ceramics, aluminum and porcelain. The
fact that, in Turkey, most part of waste glass is collected not from glass
containers but from other sources causes the amount of dirt and impurities
to be high. This necessitates inclusing washing and drying processes in the
complete cycle. It is aimed to design a system with high efficiency and low operational cost by using image processing techniques in addition to known methods that are mainly used to decompose metal and plastic and by integrating a drying unit to the process line. The most important aspects of the project are its interdisciplinary approach and its goal of achieving the devices that will be developed by bringing together diverse technologies and expertise by native collaboration.