This paper focuses on the efforts the secondary aluminum industry is making toward recycling aluminum in a green way by saving 170 million tons of greenhouse gas from being released to the atmosphere by recycling aluminum. Two forms of recycling, in-process scrap and market scrap, are discussed together with how furnace equipment is adapted to treat the different requirements of the two recycling streams. Energy conservation drives the industry, but productivity improvements and the means to improve metal yield also need to be added to the “green” accomplishments of this segment of the industry.
Hall: Room A403
Track: GCCF Aluminum Track