Two steps to the environmentally-correct handling of refrigerators
Using the two-step system, the SEG Umwelt-Service GmbH eliminates all dangerous substances from refrigerators and recycles all the valuable parts of the old appliance.
1st step: Eliminate dangerous substances from the refrigeration circuit
The refrigerating substance is extracted using special tools and is then disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way. Other parts containing dangerous substances such as quicksilver or condensators are also dealt with at this stage.
2nd step: Final treatment for removing CFC from the isolation foam and collecting all valuable substances
The refrigerators are dismantled and the various components are separated – metal, plastics, isolation foam.
The CFC is then removed from the pores of the isolation foam, which is then shredded and heat treated. The liberated CFC is collected and disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way. The residual powder is reused in the production of the bonding agent OEKO-PUR.
Polyurethane foam from isolation mats, pipe isolation or other applications were initially created using CFC. This CFC may also be collected on the site and used in the production of OEKO-PUR.
Ammoniac water compounds from absorber appliances are neutralised through a chemical physical treatment.
The end result: Everything that can be recycled is recycled; everything dangerous is disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way.