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Published: 01 January 1990
Fig. 4 Aluminum recycling trends in the United States. The percentage of shipments recycled is only now approaching the peak experienced during World War II. More
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Published: 01 January 1990
Fig. 5 U.S. aluminum recycling by industry type More
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02a.a0006484
EISBN: 978-1-62708-207-5
... Abstract Aluminum possesses many characteristics that make it highly compatible with recycling. Production of aluminum from scrap has a number of advantages. This article discusses the technology for the recovery, sorting, and remelting of aluminum. It describes the collection and acquisition...
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Published: 01 January 1990
Fig. 6 Increase in recycling of aluminum UBCs from 1978 to 1988. The calculation for the number of cans collected is based on a can weight survey conducted by the Aluminum Association. More
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Published: 01 January 1990
Fig. 11 Recycling loop for aluminum automotive components. Castings make up the bulk of aluminum automotive scrap. More
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003223
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... of scrap streams for aluminum cans and lead batteries are discussed in the article “Recycling” in this Section. This concept has been carried further by manufacturers that offer credits to consumers who voluntarily return expended products. Hewlett Packard, for example, packs a prepaid mailing label...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003472
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... Abstract This article focuses on the techniques used in recycling of aluminum metal matrix composites (MMCs) such as discontinuous SiC reinforced aluminum MMCs and continuous reinforced aluminum MMCs. It provides a discussion on the properties of recycled aluminum MMCs and disposal of aluminum...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02.a0001118
EISBN: 978-1-62708-162-7
... Abstract Many nonferrous metals, including aluminum, nickel, copper, and others, are among the few materials that do not degrade or lose their chemical or physical properties in the recycling process. As a result, these metals can be recycled an infinite number of times. This article focuses...
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Published: 15 June 2019
Fig. 12 Processing recycled aluminum beverage cans at Novelis mill in Oswego, NY. Aluminum beverage cans represent the largest closed-loop recycling system for packaging materials, with more than 150 billion cans recycled worldwide each year. (a) Bales of crushed aluminum cans entering More
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By John C. Bittence
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003222
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... Abstract This article focuses on the recycling of metals including iron and steel, stainless steel, superalloys, nickel, aluminum, copper, precious metals, lead, magnesium, tin, titanium, and zinc. It provides information on the identification and sorting of scrap metals and discusses...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003013
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
..., labels, and other material. Less dense material, such as HDPE flake from base cups and ethylene vinyl acetate from cap liners, is removed via a hydrocyclone or a water sink-float system. The heavier PET and aluminum chips are rinsed once more, dried in spin dryers and hot-air dryers, and processed...
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Published: 01 January 1990
Fig. 2 Flow diagram for aluminum in the United States, showing the role of recycling in the industry. Scrap recycling (lower left) includes scrap collectors, processors, dealers and brokers, sweat furnace operators, and dross reclaimers. Source: U.S. Bureau Mines More
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 20
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v20.a0002433
EISBN: 978-1-62708-194-8
... that required for part production. As a result, the most significant improvements can be made in the usage phase. Nevertheless, SMC still has the lowest energy demand after the first usage phase, and aluminum is still the worst. Recycling After the first life cycle of the fender, it is recycled...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003471
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
.... This article reviews those processes after first discussing the driving forces for composites recycling. Driving Forces for Recycling of Composites Why recycle composites? The answers are much the same as for other commodity materials, such as aluminum and glass, for which recycling processes are older...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005286
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... Abstract Ingot casting is the vital conduit between molten metal provided by primary production and recycling and the manufacture of aluminum and aluminum alloy products. A number of ingot casting processes have been developed to ensure the soundness, integrity, and homogeneity required...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02a.a0006485
EISBN: 978-1-62708-207-5
... Abstract Ingot casting is the vital conduit between molten metal provided by primary production and recycling, and the manufacture of aluminum and aluminum alloy products. This article discusses various ingot forms, such as remelt ingot, billets, ingots for rolling, fabricating ingot...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v01.a0001053
EISBN: 978-1-62708-161-0
...-melted and vacuum-melted alloys. Air melting offers cost advantages for certain alloys. Recycled scrap is acceptable for most air-melted superalloys. Vacuum melting was developed to prevent the oxidation of alloying elements such as aluminum and titanium. It also allows additional purification...
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Published: 30 November 2018
Fig. 28 Fully-automated high pressure die casting cell that includes an integral bulk-melting tower furnace. Recyclable material from the trim press is fed directly back into the furnace, eliminating any possibility of contamination between differing grades of aluminum. Courtesy of CastAlum More
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 20
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v20.a0002451
EISBN: 978-1-62708-194-8
.... If this were to rise, or a price more typical of Europe were used, the cost advantage of aluminum in the use phase would be further enhanced, thus increasing its ability to compete at higher production volumes. Recycling Economics of the Body-in-White In the previous analysis, the disposal stage costs...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 20
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v20.a0002438
EISBN: 978-1-62708-194-8
... are allowed to drain out. Again, this part of the yard has an underground containment system to keep oils and other fluids from draining into the soil and eventually into the watertable. After draining, engine blocks are crushed in a hammer-mill. The material is washed, and aluminum parts are removed by hand...