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Advances in Technology for Recycling Obsolete Cars.
Proc 3D Mineral Waste Utilization Symp Chicago Illinois, 1972 Mar; :213-221
Shredding, smokeless incineration, and hand dismantling methods for recycling automotive scrap are rapidly making inroads into the accumulations of obsolete cars across the country. This paper summarizes Bureau of Mines' developments in the smokeless incineration of scrapped automobiles and in the design and operation of equipment for the recovery of nonferrous metals from shredded automotive nonmagnetic rejects by air and water classification methods. Results of experimental work on the recovery of copper and iron values in generators and starters by hand dismantling and leaching methods and on separation of copper wire from insulation by cryogenic techniques are also reported.
Proc. 3D Mineral Waste Utilization Symp., Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 14-16, 1972, PP. 213-221
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