Recycling opportunities in the UK for aluminium-bodied motor cars
UNSPECIFIED. (1995) Recycling opportunities in the UK for aluminium-bodied motor cars. RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING, 15 (3-4). pp. 181-191. ISSN 0921-3449Full text not available from this repository.
The purpose of this paper is to review, and draw attention to, issues raised by the recycling of wrought aluminium from motor cars, even though the time horizon for significant arisings of such aluminium scrap is in the order of 20 years from now. Recycling of specific grades of wrought aluminium will be viable only when a means of positively identifying different types of scrap is available. A solution must be reliable, rapid, and low-cost; probably used in conjunction with a vehicle shredder. Such a system of identification will eliminate the need for costly hand-dismantling and segregation. Simple segregation of cast and wrought alloy will, however, be essential when wrought aluminium from car bodies dominates the scrap arisings. Such segregation will produce two high-value scrap products. The first of which will be similar to the A380 casting alloy specification, maintaining the current supply of this scrap, and the second will be a composite of wrought alloys. These issues are relevant to the aluminium scrap industry, which will have to accommodate future changes in the composition of the scrap it receives, and the motor industry, which may adopt in-house recycling of wrought alloy in order to offset the high! purchase cost of aluminium.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 181-191|
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