• Decentralised Technology for the Sorting of Textile Floor Coverings 

      Bohnhoff, Andreas; Petershans, Jorg (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Carpet Recycling Europe GmbH (CRE), an initiative of the European carpet industry, has developed the world's first automatic sorting plant for used carpets with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes/year close to Mainz (Rhine-Main ...
    • Integrated Caprolactam and Hydrogen Production from Post-Consumer Nylon 6 Carpet 

      Evans, Robert J.; Scahill, John; Looker, Michael; Elam, Carolyn C.; Bash, Thomas; Czernik, Stefan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      This talk discusses a thermocatalytic process performed in an extruder to first convert nylon 6 into caprolactam. The organic residue can be subsequently converted to hydrogen in a catalytic fluid bed reformer. The hydrogen ...
    • LCA Analysis of Carpeting - a Discussion of Challenges, Progress and Future Directions 

      Realff, Matthew J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      LCA is a maturing area and tools exist for evaluating the environmental and economic performance of many products - including carpet. When the reverse component of the life cycle of carpet is incorporated into the analysis ...
    • LEED: Sustainability Goes Mainstream 

      Hoffmann, Steve (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      A review of the US Green Building Council's 13-step LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system citing case studies and forecasting the impact on the building and carpet industries. ...
    • Preliminary Process Design for Depolymerizing Nylon 6 Carpet in a Twin Screw Extruder 

      Muzzy, John D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Preliminary design and economic evaluations will be presented for the depolymerization of nylon 6 carpet in a twin screw extruder. The effects of plant size and selected processing conditions on crude caprolactam conversion ...
    • Purchasing Environmentally-Preferable, Cost-Effective Products: The BEES Approach 

      Lippiatt, Bobbie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software implements a powerful technique for measuring the environmental and economic performance of building products. Developed by the NIST with support ...
    • The Seventh Annual Conference on Recycling of Fibrous Textile and Carpet Waste. Conference Program 

      Unknown author (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Conference program from the Seventh Annual Conference on Recycling of Fibrous Textile and Carpet Waste held at the North West Georgia Trade & Convention Center, Dalton, GA, May 13-14, 2002. Additional material: title page ...
    • Strategies for Improving Carpet Recycling with Life Cycle Assessment 

      Tippens, Alyssa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-05-13)
      Results of a life cycle assessment of carpet tiles made with virgin and recycled backing are presented. The results are used to identify areas for improving the environmental performance of the recycled product.