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Multi-material classification of dry recyclables from municipal solid waste based on thermal imaging
, Hait S., Thakur A.
Published in Elsevier Ltd
PMID: 28951147
Volume: 70
Pages: 13 - 21
There has been a significant rise in municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in the last few decades due to rapid urbanization and industrialization. Due to the lack of source segregation practice, a need for automated segregation of recyclables from MSW exists in the developing countries. This paper reports a thermal imaging based system for classifying useful recyclables from simulated MSW sample. Experimental results have demonstrated the possibility to use thermal imaging technique for classification and a robotic system for sorting of recyclables in a single process step. The reported classification system yields an accuracy in the range of 85–96% and is comparable with the existing single-material recyclable classification techniques. We believe that the reported thermal imaging based system can emerge as a viable and inexpensive large-scale classification-cum-sorting technology in recycling plants for processing MSW in developing countries. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
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JournalData powered by TypesetWaste Management
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