'Rules of use'

principles to be applied for creating a report, structure issues/questions/mistakes coming from control of reports

Do not determine all final fractions by any other way of data determination and do only enter final fractions >> go for the 'stepwise approach or house approach' to determine data/fractions by working steps/houses/plants or plant components e.g. de-pollution, shredder & shredder separation, any next step separation of non-ferrous metals and/or plastics,...
- data will be determined at this level anyway
- data may be better/easier checked for plausibility (and compared with other data)
- the 'reporter' will be able to create packages to be further used e.g. for tasks
(>> see user manual - reporter level, point
There are different options when you should create a new report:
* after the agreed period (see Which period shall I choose to fill in WF-RepTool reports?)
* when there have been relevant changes in internal technologies and/or new technologies of acceptor
When you provide treatment results for an OUTPUT fraction marked with *) (classification of hazardous characteristics), minimum one 'result' fraction has to be marked with *) too. This should also be considered when doing any conditioning (in case mixing) of fractions [see target not to dilute hazardous wastes].
Parts' from dismantling not go directly to final processes, they will go for any further processing before final treatment - examples:
- appliances de-polluted, metal fractions: will go to shredder & separation processes
- plastics 'parts': will go to 'plastics conditioning'
- CRT glass 'parts': will go to 'CRT glass grinding / cleaning'
- glass 'parts': will go to 'other glass conditioning'
- concrete 'parts': will go to 'mineral conditioning'
- wood 'parts': will to go 'wood conditioning'
Priority has to be set to provide data on Fe, Cu, Al, the rest of metals may be given under 'other metals'; you will find different 'use options' for the different metals, 'other metals' will be sub-grouped to Pb, Hg and other metals in the use options (>> see user manual - reporter level, point 2.7.1 ff)
You should use the term/the component 'residues' only for impurities of 'target fractions' e.g.
- x % of organic residues (plastics) in Fe-fraction
- x % of inorganic residues (stones) in plastics fraction
(>> see user manual - reporter level, point 2.7.1)
You should use the term/the component 'fraction' for the 'target fraction' of e.g. plastics, wood etc. you separate, you will get options to specify the kind of fraction under 'Use in final technology' (e.g. to plastics, PU, wood, paper,…) and dedicated options for the use of this kind of fraction (>> see user manual - reporter level, points 2.7.1 & 2.7.3.).
You may use the term/the component 'mixed fractions - disposal' for fractions going to a process which (the use of components) will be classified as disposal in any case, in this case you do not need to provide composition data.
This option will be foreseen as default value if you choose the technologies landfill/special landfill or municipal waste incineration (MWI)/hazardous waste incineration (HWI).
* see the remarks given ([…] box beside field 'Technology used', see user manual - reporter level, point pre-cutting / further separation / cleaning of plastics from dismantling or mechanical separation processes to achieve pre-sorted, cleaned = 'conditioned' plastics fractions ('defined quality classes') for further separation (additional/next step plastics conditioning) or 'final processes'
* there will all the time be some % of residues from separation
* see the remarks given ([…] box beside field 'Technology used', see user manual - reporter level, point
- to use plastics fractions for the production of plastics products
- to produce e.g. extruded granulates ('defined quality classes', 'products') for the production industry of plastics products - to be used at any location for production of plastics products
* consider that fractions from dismantling or large shredders will first have to go to a plastics conditioning process (see Parts' from dismantling will not go directly to final processes!), there will be some % of residues from separation = from plastics conditioning;
* operators doing the plastics recycling may do both steps of plastics conditioning and plastics recycling at the same plant but at two areas
* please see the remarks on the possible use of this technology/term ([…] box beside field 'Technology used', see user manual - reporter level, point, use 'special' in 'Technology contains')
* it most times reflects to the special use of organics/plastics as reducing agent and/or for fuel substitution, in cases for the special use of glass
* consider that this special use has to be approved by the name of the acceptor and by an approval of the acceptor that this 'special use' is given (e.g. verified by independent studies, by the authority)
* if you do not have any approval of any special use, use the 'regular use' = MWI / HWI without the extension 'special use' or steel mill / Cu smelter 'traditional'
We understand the technology and use ‘production of / used as oil binding material’ as a technology where 'real oil binding material' is produced (e.g. definite quality specifications), packed in bags and used e.g. by the fire brigade, at car workshops etc. to bind/suck off oil spillages coming from (work) accidents (classification MR).
Mixing of e.g. PU foam with liquids like colours, resins, etc. to condition them and to achieve high caloric material for co- incineration has to be called as ‘conditioning of high caloric material’ (interim technology) and the co-incineration plant where this material is incinerated is the final technology (classification of use as ‘fuel substitution’ > ER!).

The technology and use 'production of 'new oil' / used as raw material in production of 'new oil' has been foreseen for separated oil fractions (e.g. oil radiators, compressor oil from C&F) to be used as new e.g. heat transmission oil again; this application must be distinguished from using oil in incineration plants.
[remark: the option of cracking of e.g. plastics will be foreseen in any of the next updates of the WF-RepTool]
This is seen as very critical! See option of spreading of PCB to fractions of separation, incineration products of PCB like Furans/Dioxins will not be destroyed by simple incineration processes (see needs e.g. special incineration conditions, special flue gas treatment) etc. - you should deliver the fraction of whole capacitors to treatment of hazardous wastes!