Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-3745
2001-11-12

Treatment Centre of End-of-Life Vehicles 2001-01-3745

Problems generated by waste coming from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), the increase of the total number of cars and indiscriminate abandonment of vehicles has given rise to publishing of European Union Directive 2000/53/EC on ELV, in which measures intended for prevention and recovery of waste coming from ELVs are established.
A methodology relating to depollution and disassembly of ELVs is presented in this article, aspects that shall allow to describing the main guidelines that define the future authorised centres for processing of ELV. The processes for depollution, disassembly, re-use, recycling and recovery for elements and components have been analysed so that experience has been attained both for present treatment of ELVs according to the European Directive and what refers to the future recycling capacity of car vehicles coming into service at the present time.

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