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RECYCLING OF ALUMINUM

Suhas Dixit, CMD,


Pyrocrat Systems LLP,
Navi Mumbai.
PROPERTIES OF ALUMINUM
Melting Point: 933.47 K (660.32 C)
Boiling point: 2743 K (2470 C)

Heat of fusion: 10.71 kJ/mol

Density (at r.t.): 2.70 g/cm3

when liquid (at m.p.): 2.375 g/cm3


USAGE OF ALUMINUM
Transportation - Aluminum is used in
transportation industry for making bodies of
planes, trains, etc. because of its light weight and
strength.
Packaging
Aluminum is widely used in packaging as cans,
foils etc. due to its good corrosion resistance.
Construction
Aluminum is widely used in construction due to its
ability of being shaped into curves which cant be
a case as in wood or iron.
Electronics and Electricals

Heat Sinks Wires and Cables


CONSUMPTION OF ALUMINUM

57710 thousand tons of aluminum was consumed in 2015 globally.


ALUMINUM RECYCLING
Brazil recycles up to 98.2% of the aluminum cans
produced. The cost of recycling is just 5% of what
is required to produce the same amount of metal
from its ore i.e. bauxite.
So, it is preferred for aluminum to be recycled
rather than extracting it from its ore. It is the
only material that pays off really well for
recycling.
Aluminium cans and foil are collected from a
recycle bin.
Transporting the waste to the recycling plant
Shredding of aluminum cans into smaller pieces
Compacting the shredded waste
Melting of waste at 7500C
Casting molten aluminum into ingots, rods etc.
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