Vacuum aided recycling systems technology (VARS Tech) as a restoration systems technology of Ecofactory

Yasunori Saotome, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Yoshiaki Yokoyama

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Abstract

The waste problem is now a vital matter from the aspect of environmental pollutants and effective utilization of natural resources. Vacuum Aided Recycling Systems Technology (VARS Tech) is a new recycling technology and is based on the concept of the Ecofactory as a next generation manufacturing systems. In the present investigation, a fundamental study on the dezincing process of Zn and Zn alloy-coated steel sheets scrap by vacuum evaporation and development of a practical plant have been carried out. As a result, the VARS technology is confirmed as a high efficiency, high energy-saving technology which is usable for high quality material recycling with no ecological burden. Some additional applications of VARS technology for wastes are also introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-836
Number of pages4
JournalVacuum
Volume47
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Ecofactory
  • Recycle
  • Scrap
  • Vacuum evaporation
  • Waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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