Commercial Removal of Iron (Fe) and Manganese (Mn) from Molten Aluminum Scrap Melts
This project seeks to scale up the processes developed as part of a prior REMADE project at the commercial level in several commonly used furnaces, such as Rotary (10K lbs.) and reverberatory (220K lbs.). Another objective is to recover and produce salable intermetallic compounds formed during the separation process to enhance process yield, enhance economic viability, and broaden industrial adaption by U.S. aluminum manufacturing sectors.
This project is expected to reduce primary feedstock by 0.16 million metric tons (MMT) of aluminum, reduce energy consumption by 29.6 PJ, and decrease emissions by 1.6 MMCO2e.