aluminium recycling Articles

  • Evaluating alternative aluminium sources for chloride removal from recycled cooling water

    Chloride is important in promoting corrosion in cooling water systems, which leads to reducing the efficiency of heat transfer surfaces and shortening equipment life. Ultra–high lime with aluminium process (UHLA) is a potential new technology that has the ability to remove chloride and sulfate from recycled cooling water in addition to removing the majority of scale–forming compounds. The purpose ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The case of disappearing aluminium

    It’s a mystery that would have exercised the ‘little grey cells’ of Agatha Christie’s super-sleuth Hercule Poirot: considerable volumes of scrap are becoming ‘lost’, and it is unclear whether the disappearance is real or simply the result of flawed statistics. This issue and others of relevance to the worldwide aluminium recycling industryare debated in the following article, which is based on ...

  • Urban environmental services: valuing the environmental benefits of solid waste recycling in Brazil

    Taking into account environmental and economic aspects, this research aims at estimating the environmental services produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling. The text values the urban environmental services associated with the recycling of steel, aluminium, paper, plastic and glass present in MSW in Brazil. Estimates indicate that benefits of current recycling rates reaches something ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recovery of aluminium alloys and some valuable salts from Spent Bottle Covers

    This work provides a method to prepare standard Al-alloy(s) and some salts of market value from Spent Bottle Covers (SBCs). Aluminium covers were separated from others made of iron or plastic by magnetic and flotation techniques. The aluminium covers were melted under flux. Metals went into the slag were leached using hydrochloric acid. Results obtained revealed that the removed paint decomposed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling aluminium explained - Case Study

    A major magnetic equipment manufacturer has successfully solved numerous Aluminium Recycling problems world wide. Master Magnets Ltd is a world leader in the field of Metal Separation applications, they are now willing to share the secrets behind their success. The recycling of aluminum generally produces significant cost savings over the production of new aluminum even when the cost of ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • Welcome profit case study

    Mastel Aluminium-Halbzeuge GmbH in Talheim is doing very good business by turning all the aluminium cutting waste in production into profit. Shavings occur wherever planing work is done. If you replace planing with cutting, this statement applies accordingly to the imposing, 2600 sq.m. large production workshop of Mastel Aluminium-Halbzeuge GmbH where primarily aluminium is brought ...


    By WEIMA

  • Significant increase in the value of aluminium swarf thanks to briquetting process - Case Study

    The GLEICH group increases its profitability by compressing 3,800 tonnes of swarf each year Should you just send the metal swarf created during manufacturing to the scrap dealer or should you increase its value by selling it for profit? The GLEICH group discovered the answer to this around ten years ago. Since then, the family-run business has been turning its aluminium swarf into ...

  • Different types of recycling crushers

    Crushers are mechanical devices that are primarily designed for reducing the size of bulky waste into small, easily manageable and compact pieces. This process is usually done by using high pressure to reduce the volume of the waste material. This task can also be done by compressing the overall mass of the trash. However, the crusher is mostly used for breaking big objects into small pieces. ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • Optimal heat-reversible snap joints for frame-panel assembly in aluminium space frame automotive bodies

    This paper presents a method for designing heat-reversible snap joints, locator-snap systems that detach non-destructively by heating a certain location of parts. It is expected to dramatically improve the recyclability of aluminium space frame (ASF) bodies by enabling clean separation of frames and body panels. Extending our previous work on the sequential design of the locators and heating area ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Redwave XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative free-fall design

    Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be rcmcltcd as scrap indefinitely. Mclals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it comes to aluminium a lot of energy can be saved when remclting aluminium scrap. By ...

  • Exergy analysis of construction material manufacturing processes and assessment of their improvement potentials

    This study presents the application of exergy analysis in assessing how effectively resources are utilised in construction material manufacturing. The role of exergy is discussed from several key perspectives such as quality, energy conservation and process improvement potentials. Both primary and secondary processes (recycling) of nine major non–renewable construction materials (steel, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leaching of milled asphalt pavement amended with waste to energy ash

    The environmental suitability of using Waste-to-Energy (WTE) ash as a partial substitute for aggregate in hot-mix asphalt concrete was investigated using a series of leaching lysimeters. Eight samples of processed asphalt concrete manufactured with 25% by weight WTE ash as aggregate were leached using stainless steel lysimeters. A ninth lysimeter contained asphalt without WTE ash. Simulated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • REDWAVE Metal Days 2015 - Review

    The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, pro­vided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling in­dustry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants. ...

  • Recycling is not garbage: market agents and municipal recycling in New York City

    Regulatory mechanisms for post-consumer recycling have come under criticism over the past decade. This essay considers the perceived flaws of New York City's recycling programmes and offers a discussion of the role one set of market agents, scrap material dealers, has played (both since the 19th century and presently) in closing industrial loops may illuminate the strengths and limitations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Debate over the Economic Viability of Recycling

    The general view about recycling is that it is extremely beneficial to the environment. The majority of websites pertaining to environmental policies, be it private agency or government, say that a good citizen with moral credibility must do three things: Recycle everything Sort the waste ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • Application of recycled sludge to stabilize coagulation process

    In conventional treatment of variable quality mountain water, an inability to immediately adjust the coagulant dose to variations in water quality causes overdose or underdose of coagulant in relation to its optimal value. The results of the research showed that the reuse of post-coagulation sludge was an effective method to maintain high and stable coagulation effectiveness under both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Master Magnets introduce the `R` type

    Eddy Current Separators are one of the most widely used types of magnetic separation equipment in the world today and are being increasingly used in various industrial applications for the separation of non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium and copper, from various types of product. Applications that often call for Eddy Current Separators include the separation of aluminium from crushed glass, ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • Vulcanis Maximise Steel Can Recovery with a Bunting Cross Belt Overband Magnet

    Vulcanis has designed and built a new recycling plant to receive and recover steel and aluminium cans in Barking, UK, and purchased a Cross Belt Overband Magnet for steel can recovery from Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd. Presently, consumers in the UK use approximately 13 billion steel cans and 50 billion aluminium cans per annum and recycling rates are 61% for steel (Tata 2014) and 57% ...


    By Bunting Magnetics Co.

  • Case study - Filtration for Alcan (France) swarf recovery at an aluminium billet plant

    In 1998 this Glosfume ceramic filter system was originally installed at British Aluminium plant in the UK to filter oily fumes from an induction furnace smelting oily swarf recovered from billet sawing. The filter is injected with 2C talc before being recycled back to the inlet ducting. At a pre-set time, the talc is discharged to a collection drum and the cycle is repeated. During 2006 British ...


    By Glosfume

  • Pet Recycun6 Plant Opens in Germany - Case Study

    German plastics recycling company TM Recycling has invested about €10 million ($13.4 million) to build a new PET plastics recycling facility. Construction of the plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt TM Recycling, along with AFA Nord GmbH, are a part of the German company Mensing Group, headquartered in Germany. The facility has been operating since June ...

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