TNK-50N: Reprocessing Waste Concrete with Innovation and Efficiency

Revolutionizing Construction Waste Management with Modular Design

The construction industry generates a significant amount of waste each year, leading to environmental concerns and financial losses. However, the TNK-50N, a large multi-functional waste concrete reprocessing engineering vehicle, designed by Yong Zhang, offers a groundbreaking solution to these challenges. By transforming waste concrete into green permeable bricks, this innovative design not only reduces environmental impact but also creates a valuable resource for construction projects.

The TNK-50N stands out with its modular design, allowing for efficient processing of waste concrete. Equipped with crushing, collection, and reprocessing modules, this engineering vehicle crushes, collects, screens, removes impurities, and performs hydraulic forming operations on abandoned concrete. The use of modular components and split design ensures seamless integration and optimal performance of each module, enabling smooth and effective reprocessing of waste materials.

One of the key advantages of the TNK-50N is its utilization of advanced technologies in the reprocessing process. By employing techniques such as crushing, screening, washing, mixing, extrusion, and curing, this vehicle significantly improves the reuse rate of waste concrete while minimizing environmental pollution. Additionally, the TNK-50N incorporates lightweight design principles, employing carbon fiber materials and recycled plastics to enhance strength and durability.

Operating the TNK-50N is a streamlined process. Waste concrete is collected by the vehicle's collector and transferred to the front crusher for crushing and impurity removal. The material is then transported to the rear car through a dedicated port, where additives are added and mixed using an agitator. Finally, the mixture is vibrantly pressed and solidified into permeable bricks using specialized molds. The TNK-50N also features driverless technology, further enhancing operational efficiency.

The TNK-50N project, initiated in October 2022 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, was completed in March 2023. The design team faced the challenge of integrating multiple equipment processes into a cohesive workflow. To overcome this, a modular approach was adopted, dividing the vehicle into discrete modules to ensure efficient coordination and seamless task completion.

The TNK-50N's innovative approach to waste concrete reprocessing has garnered recognition in the design community. It was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in the Heavy Machinery Design category in 2023. This prestigious accolade acknowledges the design's practicality, innovation, and adherence to professional and industrial requirements. The TNK-50N's ability to integrate industry best practices and deliver positive environmental impact makes it a valuable addition to the construction industry.

With its ability to transform waste concrete into a valuable resource, the TNK-50N represents a significant step forward in sustainable construction practices. By reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact, this innovative engineering vehicle paves the way for a more eco-friendly and efficient construction industry.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Yong Zhang
Image Credits: Image #1: Photographer Yingqi Mu, Variations, 2023. Image #2: Photographer Yingqi Mu, Variations, 2023. Image #3: Photographer Yingqi Mu, Variations, 2023. Image #4: Photographer Yingqi Mu, Variations, 2023. Image #5: Photographer Yingqi Mu, Variations, 2023.
Project Team Members: Yong Zhang
Project Name: TNK-50N
Project Client: Yong Zhang

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