Benefits of tire recycling

Tire recycling has many benefits not only for every car owner, but also for the community. Firstly, it saves space in landfills. Due to their round and hollow shape, Tires can take up a lot of space in landfills. Eliminating bulky items like Tires can leave space in landfills for other items that cannot be easily recycled.

Tire recycling can also create new and beneficial products. Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) is an example of a fuel produced from the high temperature pyrolysis of used Tires, which is considered to be more energy efficient than regular fuel. It also releases the least amount of emissions.
Tire recycling can also produce other useful products such as playground grass, railway sleepers and rubber asphalt.

This process also helps to prevent the spread of disease. Used and discarded Tires can provide nesting sites for rodents and mosquitoes. By recycling old Tires, these pests can be eliminated. Diseases brought about by the aforementioned animals can therefore be prevented.

How to recycle tires

How do you recycle old tires? One is to ask your local government about an old tire recycling station. You can take your old tires to the recycling station for recycling. You can also take these tires to your home recycling center. The tires may then be packed and sent to a processing plant, where they are shredded into small pieces by a shredder. The aim is to reduce the volume of the tires and create a material that is easy to handle.

The end product is the raw material that can be used in TDF, the most developed used tire market in the United States. It is widely used as supplementary fuel in cement kilns, paper mills, power companies and other industries.

After the tire debris is processed, the tire wire can be removed, thus increasing the elasticity, versatility and strength of the tire. The removed wire is recycled and often taken back to the mill because it can be used to make new steel. The remaining rubber is then screened to make sure it is free of steel wire and other contamination. Wash rubber with water and other cleaning agents. Finally, the clean rubber is packaged and taken to other factories that need rubber as a raw material, such as rubber shoe manufacturers.

Recycling rubber can also be used in other applications such as floor rubber, asphalt rubber, animal pads and synthetic playground floor boards.

Other rubber by-products can be reused in a variety of shapes and forms. Fiber and nylon, for example, make up nearly 15 percent of tires. After being extracted from old tires, these materials can be used to make concrete, fiberglass, plaster, slope protection and cleaning materials.

Rubber powder can also be extracted from recycled tires. The high-performance but inexpensive material can be used to make sealing products, plastics and rubber.

The Process of Tires Recycling

The whole process of tire recycling involves the following steps:

  • Wire drawing machine: Remove tire rims.
  • Conveying equipment: conveyor belt, screw conveyor and air pressure transmission system.
  • Tire shredder/crusher: shred tires into film (50mm-150mm).
  • Wire Separator: Separate rubber and steel wire and process them into rubber particles (10mm-20mm).
  • Magnetic separator: Separate steel wire from rubber steel wire mixture.
  • Granulator: crumb crushed to a smaller size (1mm-7mm).
  • Vibrating screen: Separate rubber particles of different sizes, and send the oversized particles back to the crusher for secondary crushing.
  • Fiber separator: remove foreign matter and fibers.
  • Secondary magnetic separator: remove the small steel wires that may be left in the place.
  • Miller: The particles are milled to a powder (30 mesh -100 mesh).
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