The difference is in the detail

Drywall construction with plasterboard is simple and opens up a variety of options for architects, construction clients and DIY enthusiasts. As a result, the recycling of mixed construction waste with a high gypsum content is also becoming increasingly important. The efficient and economic recycling of gypsum-containing waste requires the latest technologies at every stage of the process – from process engineering right through to automation.

1 Introduction

The German recycling company MUEG Mitteldeutsche Umwelt- und Entsorgung GmbH, founded in 1990, has been operating a new recycling plant (Fig. 1) for plasterboard panel construction waste (Fig. 2, 3) since the summer of 2014 in Großpösna near Leipzig, Germany. The plant was conceived by Martin Eves, CEO of the Irish company EGRS Ltd., a company that specializes in the design of gypsum recycling plants.

For more than ten years, he has been working closely with the German company Neuenhauser Maschinenbau GmbH. With roughly 2500 em-ployees around the world, the company builds systems...

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