Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Recovery of Aluminum from Shredded Municipal and Automotive Waste.

Authors
Bib-LJ
Source
Met Soc AIME 1974 Feb; :14 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010774
Abstract
The nonmagnetic rejects from shredding a typical automobile of the 1954-64 decade contain approximately 76 pounds of aluminum per ton. Urban refuse compositions vary greatly. Of two samples examined, one contained 4 pounds of aluminum per ton, and the other, 25. Methods have been developed for recovering aluminum from both sources. The nonferrous metals in the nonmagnetic rejects from a shredded automobile can be concentrated into a 98-to 99-percent nonferrous metal product by a combination of air and water classification plus magnetic separation. Aluminum can then be separated from the other nonferrous metals by a sink-float process. A metallic nonferrous concentrate can be recovered from shredded urban refuse by combinations of air and water classification and magnetic separation. The aluminum can then be separately recovered by hand sorting or sink-float.
Publication Date
19740201
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 33-74
Source Name
Met. Soc., AIME, February 1974, TMS Preprint A74-91, 14 PP.
TOP