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Aluminum Recycling

2nd Edition

By Mark E. Schlesinger

CRC Press

282 pages | 153 B/W Illus.

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Description

What makes this book unique is a specific focus on aluminum recovery, rather than just recycling in general. It also offers an integrated discussion of scrap recovery and re-melting operations and includes economic as well as technical elements of recycling. Important topics include a discussion of the scrap aluminum marketplace and how secondary aluminum is collected and sorted, the design and operation of furnaces for melting scrap, the refining of molten aluminum, and the recovery and processing of dross from re-melting operations. This second edition features more information on aluminum scrap pricing and the economics of recycling, the analysis of dross processing methods currently in use by the industry, and drosses produced. The book has been updated throughout to include the most up-to-date information.

Reviews

"Whether by good fortune or excellent judgement, the timing of this latest edition could hardly have been better! It will provide future generations of engineers and technologists the opportunity to develop procedures to cope with the anticipated growth of recyclable auto aluminum in the coming decades. This second edition of Aluminum Recycling is a 'tour de force' account of every facet of the recycling, or secondary, aluminum industry."

Light Metal Age, August 2014

"The first edition of Mark’s book was the "aluminum "standard of the aluminum recycling subject areas as it treated theory and practical aspects, useful in both classrooms as well as on factory floors. … this second edition will become the "gold standard" of the aluminum recycling subject since it will be additionally useful in research laboratories, corporate headquarters and commodity trading floors."

—Dr. Subodh Das, Phinix,LLC, CEO and Founder

"The author points to trends in future scrap supply and technical developments… The book seems to be easily accessible and thus should attract new students and workers."

—Anne Kvithyld, SITNEF, Trondheim, Norway

Praise for the Previous Edition

"The graphs, charts, and photography are excellent additions to the content … an informative, easily readable and understandable overview of aluminum recycling."

—Mary Raum, Naval War College, JOM On-Line, September 2008

"… Schlesinger has provided a valuable service by addressing all parts of the aluminum recycling process in one concise volume … provides many helpful charts and graphs."

Scrap, July/August 2007

"… the book appears to be an excellent start on a general overview of aluminum recycling."

—Brian P. Cochran, Wabash Alloys, LLC, Indiana, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction

Brief History of Aluminum Recycling

Advantages (and Challenges) of Recycling

Recommended Reading

References

Ore Body

Wrought Aluminum Alloy System

Cast Aluminum Alloy System

Product Mix

Recommended Reading

References

Scrap Collection

Materials Life Cycle

Scrap Collection Practice

Recommended Reading

References

Aluminum Recycling Economics

Scrap Grades

Scrap Prices

Scrap Purchasing

Cost of Processing

Recycling Products and Their Price

Recommended Reading

References

Beneficiation Technology

Comminution

Sorting

Sensor-Based Sorting

Thermal Processing

Agglomeration

Recommended Reading

References

Beneficiation Practice

New Scrap

MSW 06

UBCs and Other Packaging

Automotive Scrap

Electrical and Electronic Scrap

Recommended Reading

References

Melting Furnace Fundamentals

Heat-Transfer Kinetics

Combustion

Chemistry of Fluxing

Refractory Interactions

Recommended Reading

References

Melting Furnace Parts and Accessories

Charging and Preheating

Burners

Recuperators

Refractories

Stirring

Road Crucibles

Environmental Equipment

Recommended Reading

References

Fossil-Fuel Furnaces

Single-Chamber Designs

Multiple-Chamber Furnaces

Small-Volume Melters

Rotary Furnaces

Holding and Dosing Furnaces

Recommended Reading

References

Electric Furnace Melting

Induction Furnaces

Resistance Furnaces

Recommended Reading

References

Recycling Industry

Who Recycles Aluminum?

Influences on the Aluminum Recycling Industry

Recycling around the World

Recommended Reading

References

Metal Refining and Purification

Common Impurities in Molten Aluminum

Fundamentals of Impurity Removal

Refining Strategy

Recommended Reading

References

Dross Processing

Types of Dross

Processing Options for Dross

Recommended Reading

References

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Collection and Beneficiation

Thermal Processing and Melting

Responses to Hazards

Recommended Reading

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC023000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Metallurgy