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Canty works with the University of Windsor to better recycle automobile plastics

by / Friday, 23 January 2015 / Published in Uncategorized

Windsor, ON – As written on the Ontario Innovation Trust website, “Dr. Tam is developing his ideas with the help of a “solids-sizer,” funded in part by the Ontario Innovation Trust. The machine uses a camera and sophisticated software to classify materials that pass through it on the basis of their physical characteristics. When Dr. Tam feeds it a small load of mixed plastics, the unit provides a complete breakdown of the pieces by size, shape and even color—allowing him to look for patterns that could provide important physical clues to composition. It’s a process that used to take grad students hours of painstaking sorting and measurement by hand. But now the work can be accomplished in seconds—leaving more time for developing and testing new ideas.”

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