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Aluminum Recycling


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Introduction. The Ore Body. Scrap Collection. Aluminum Recycling Economics. Beneficiation Technology. Beneficiation Practice. Melting Furnace Fundamentals. Melting Furnace Parts and Accessories. Fossil-Fuel Furnaces. Electric Furnace Melting. The Recycling Industry. Metal Refining and Purification. Dross Processing. Safety and Environmental Considerations.


"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

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