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The amount of plastic waste being accumulated on a daily basis is higher than ever, which raises the problem of plastic collection, transportation, and processing. The idea of this project is to make a tool that breaks the plastic down into smaller pieces so as to make it easier for transportation as well as further processing. An ideal outcome of this project would be a compact open source plastic shredder, which can easily be used even at remote places as well as constructed from local materials.

Understanding the market[edit | edit source]

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Project goals[edit | edit source]

The overall goal of this project is to come-up with a compact plastic shredder design to shred LDPE, PET bottles, etc. The shredded materials needs to be within a specific dimension range, based on the process requirements of the user.

Literature Review[edit | edit source]

  • Reddy, S., & Raju, T. (2018). Design and Development of mini plastic shredder machine. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 455, 012119. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/455/1/012119
    • single shaft shredder design
    • General flow of the design process was discussed however, less emphasis on design calculations and iterations.
  • Mechanical Engineering Department, Lagos State University, Nigeria, Raji, N., Kuku, R., Mechanical Engineering Department, Lagos State University, Nigeria, Ojo, S., Mechanical Engineering Department, Lagos State University, Nigeria, Hunvu, S., & Mechanical Engineering Department, Lagos State University, Nigeria. (2020). DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF WASTE PLASTIC SHREDDER. Journal of Production Engineering, 23(1), 22–28. https://doi.org/10.24867/JPE-2020-01-022
    • Detailed design calculations, Alternative blade design implemented.
    • saw-teeth blade used instead of conventional S-shaped ones.
    • Performance evaluation was done on the final machine, The machine tend to be much more efficient in processing HDPE, PVC and PET than LDPE. The highest machine efficiency obtained for LDPE was only 63.45%, Compared to approximately 90% for most other plastics.
    • The efficiency of machine to process LDPE decreased with increase in RPM of the shredder.
  • Aryani, N., Buchori, D., & Setiawan, A. B. (2019). Design of a Plastic Shredder Machine. IPTEK Journal of Proceedings Series, 3, 35–39. https://doi.org/10.12962/j23546026.y2019i3.5837
    • Line of calculations for motor specifications.
    • Alternative components that could be used are better illustrated.
  • Alvarado-Diaz, W., Chicoma-Moreno, J., Meneses-Claudio, B., & Nuñez-Tapia, L. (2021). Design of a Plastic Shredding Machine to Obtain Small Plastic Waste. International Journal of Advanced Computer
    • Mathematical calculations
  • Science and Applications, 12(6). https://doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2021.0120654
    • Mathematical calculations
  • Ekman, R. (n.d.). Development of a Plastic Shredder. 78.
    • Detailed and iterative design, sieve implementation and problems with the same are discussed.
    • If the sieve/mesh size is too small the shreds will keep swiveling in the shredder. The distance between blade and sieve needs to be considered as the blade need to push the shreds down the sieve when they are small enough and also to be able to lift the shreds from the sieve/mesh.
  • Gedam, S. (2020). Plastic Bottle Strip Cutting Machine—An Approach. International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology, 8(9), 834–837. https://doi.org/10.22214/ijraset.2020.31592
    • Literature survey
  • Ravi, S. (2018). Utilization of Upgraded Shredder Blade and Recycling the Waste Plastic and Rubber Tyre. 9.
    • Blade design analysis was done in detail.
    • polygonal turning operations was done on shaft.
  • "Shredding Thin Film: How to Do It Right," accessed January 27, 2022, https://www.ptonline.com/articles/shredding-thin-film-how-to-do-it-right.
    • Tight tolerance between counter blades are important for better cutting action.
    • Temperature of the shredders should be water-cooled to control the temperature and avoid plastic melting and jamming the machine.
  • P Kumaran et al., "Design and Analysis of Shredder Machine for e - Waste Recycling Using CATIA," IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 993, no. 1 (December 1, 2020): 012013, https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/993/1/012013.
    • Vibration and wear analysis of the blade was done and the solution implemented to decrease the same were to increase the blade width and nickle coated blade tips.


References[edit | edit source]

  • Reddy, S., & Raju, T. (2018). Design and Development of mini plastic shredder machine. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 455, 012119. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/455/1/012119
  • Mechanical Engineering Department, Lagos State University, Nigeria, Raji, N., Kuku, R., Mechanical Engineering Department, Lagos State University, Nigeria, Ojo, S., Mechanical Engineering Department, Lagos State University, Nigeria, Hunvu, S., & Mechanical Engineering Department, Lagos State University, Nigeria. (2020). DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF WASTE PLASTIC SHREDDER. Journal of Production Engineering, 23(1), 22–28. https://doi.org/10.24867/JPE-2020-01-022
  • Aryani, N., Buchori, D., & Setiawan, A. B. (2019). Design of a Plastic Shredder Machine. IPTEK Journal of Proceedings Series, 3, 35–39. https://doi.org/10.12962/j23546026.y2019i3.5837
  • Alvarado-Diaz, W., Chicoma-Moreno, J., Meneses-Claudio, B., & Nuñez-Tapia, L. (2021). Design of a Plastic Shredding Machine to Obtain Small Plastic Waste. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 12(6). https://doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2021.0120654
  • Ekman, R. (n.d.). Development of a Plastic Shredder. 78.
  • Gedam, S. (2020). Plastic Bottle Strip Cutting Machine—An Approach. International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology, 8(9), 834–837. https://doi.org/10.22214/ijraset.2020.31592
  • Ravi, S. (2018). Utilization of Upgraded Shredder Blade and Recycling the Waste Plastic and Rubber Tyre. 9.
  • Divya N Dubey et al., "Waste Management by Solar Powered Mechanical Shredder Machine" 6, no. 12 (2020): 7.
  • Richa Pandey and Ranjeet Ranjan, "Sustainable Eco-Friendly Development of Plastic Shredding Machine from Recycled Plastic," Psychology and Education Journal 57, no. 9 (December 30, 2020): 4634–38, https://doi.org/10.17762/pae.v57i9.1816.
  • "Shredding Thin Film: How to Do It Right," accessed January 27, 2022, https://www.ptonline.com/articles/shredding-thin-film-how-to-do-it-right.
  • "Project Report on Plastic Shredder Machine | Engineering Arena," April 10, 2019, https://www.enggarena.net/plastic-shredder-machine-project/.
  • Briggs M Ogunedo and Beneth C Chukwudi, "Design and Construction of a Low Cost Plastic Shredding Machine," no. 9 (2020): 12.
  • P Kumaran et al., "Design and Analysis of Shredder Machine for e - Waste Recycling Using CATIA," IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 993, no. 1 (December 1, 2020): 012013, https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/993/1/012013.
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Contact details[edit | edit source]

rpandit3@uwo.ca

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