Our New article is out, and you can read it in the following link for the first 50 days “Classification of aluminum scrap by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and RGB + D image fusion using deep learning approaches.”

By Dillam Diaz | Jan 9, 2023

Integrating multi-sensor systems to sort and monitor complex waste streams is one of the most recent innovations in the recycling industry. The complementary strengths of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and computer vision systems offer a novel multi-sensor solution for the complex task of sorting aluminum (Al) post-consumer scrap into alloy groups. This study presents two […]

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Our New pre-printed: Deep Learning Regression for Quantitative LIBS Analysis of Aluminium Scrap

By Dillam Diaz | Nov 28, 2022

This study presents two novel methods for fusing RGB and Depth images with LIBS using Deep Learning models. The first method is a single-output model that combines LIBS UNET and two DenseNets in a late fusion framework. The second method is a multiple-output model that uses the structure of the single-output model to enhance learning […]

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Our new pre-printed paper, “Classification of Aluminum Scrap by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and RGB+D Image Fusion Using Deep Learning Approaches” is out 🙂

By Dillam Diaz | Nov 9, 2022

We are focusing to show how #rgb + #3d and #libs systems can be fused to improve the classification of scrap #aluminium. This presents a new multi inputs and outputs #deeplearning structure that encompasses the excellent potential for sorting #postconsumer aluminum scrap. http://ssrn.com/abstract=4272447    

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Our new article is out: Real-time classification of aluminum metal scrap with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using deep and other machine learning approaches.

By Dillam Diaz | Aug 22, 2022

 In this study, the use of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) for the three-way sorting of Aluminum (Al) is proposed. Two sample sets of Al scrap are used: one containing 733 pieces for pre-training and validation with a ground truth of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), and the second containing 210 […]

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Assessing the efficiency of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) based sorting of post-consumer aluminium​ scrap !!

By Dillam Diaz | Mar 9, 2022

The life cycle engineering (LCE) research group (SIM² – KU Leuven) of the KU Leuven has demonstrated the capability of LIBS in combination with machine learning techniques to sort aluminium post-consumer scrap into commercially interesting fractions. The proposed sorting targets enable increased wrought-to-wrought recycling and are an alternative for the current downcycling dynamic of aluminium scrap. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827122000464  

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Simultaneous Mass Estimation and Class Classification of Scrap Metals using Deep Learning

By Dillam Diaz | Mar 8, 2022

The KU Leuven’s lifecycle engineering (LCE) research group (SIM² – KU Leuven) and EAVISE Research Group have explored a new methodology for mass estimation and classification of scrap metals using Deep Learning. The presented research is an essential step towards improved metal sorting and recycling. The proposed research developed is capable of monitoring the composition […]

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Forecasting global aluminium flows !!

By Dillam Diaz | Nov 19, 2021

The lifecycle engineering (LCE) research group (SIM² – KU Leuven) of the KU Leuven  allows to estimate that the global aluminium scrap surplus will emerge soon and reach a size of 5.4 million tonnes by 2030 and 8.7 million tonnes by 2040, if currently adopted aluminium sorting and recycling methods are not improved. Here is […]

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Cast and Wrought Detection Article !!

By Dillam Diaz | Jun 2, 2021

The lifecycle engineering (LCE) research group (SIM² – KU Leuven) of the KU Leuven has explored a new method to classify between Cast- and Wrought-Aluminum. Scrap. The presented research is also considered an essential first step towards improved non-ferrous metal sorting and recycling. Therefore, the proposed research develops an efficient method to classify Cast and […]

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Our project website goes online

By Dillam Diaz | Apr 15, 2020

We are proud to announce the first release of our AUSOM website. We’re very anxious to your reaction. If you have any comments or questions concerning the website or the AUSOM project, please contact us.

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