RECOVERING METAL FROM NONMAGNETIC AUTO-SHREDDER REJECT
Various methods of metal recovery from nonmagnetic auto-shredder reject scrap including air classification, water elutriation, screening, handsorting, and heavy media separation were investigated. Projected metal recoveries in an integrated process are 39 percent copper and copper alloys, 53 percent aluminum, 96 percent iron, and 98 percent zinc die-cast. An economic evaluation of the conceptual process indicated profitable operation of a facility designed to separate daily the reject scrap from 200 shredded automobiles. Total investment in this plant would be $321,000, and the discounted rate of return before taxes would be 53 percent.
Bureau of MinesSalt Lake City Metallurgy Research Center
Salt Lake City, UT United States
- Froisland, L J
- Dean, K C
- Peterson, L R
- Valdez, E G
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Aluminum; Automobiles; Copper; Copper alloys; Cost estimating; Economics; Energy; Ground settlement; Iron; Materials recovery (Mining); Mechanical analysis; Metals; Profits; Rate of return; Recycling; Scrap metal; Shredding; Solid waste disposal; Washing; Zinc
- Uncontrolled Terms: Recovery; Separation
- Old TRIS Terms: Classifiers; Cost estimate; Materials recovery; Metal scrap; Shredders
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00093081
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: BuMines-RI-8049 Res. Rept.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM