EPA Lamp Crushing Study Includes Air Cycle's Bulb Eater®

be crop full

A study of lamp crushing machines was released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on August 24th, 2006. Air Cycle's Bulb Eater® system was one of the devices tested in the study (Manufacturer C).

Air Cycle applauds EPA's efforts to encourage the safe handling and recycling of fluorescent bulbs. As the EPA's report notes, the "recycling of spent lamps is one of the best ways to control the release of mercury to the environment from land filling of fluorescent lamps, by keeping mercury out of landfills in the first place."

The purpose of this study was to examine how well the drum top lamp crushing devices met the goal of containing mercury exposure. "I am pleased to see the readings so low, considering the study used what could be described as "worst case" scenarios and actual operator exposure would likely be significantly lower under prescribed normal conditions," said Scott Beierwaltes, President and CEO of Air Cycle.

Fluorescent Lamp Recycling with the Bulb Eater®

bulb eater 60Safely crushing and storing spent lamps in the Bulb Eater® prior to processing is the most efficient method of recycling large quantities of lamps. Operators can reduce labor requirements by up to 20 hours/1,000 lamps and storage space requirements by up to 80%. Learn more » Bulb Eater® lamp crusher