Status
In Progress
Material Class
Polymers
specific materials
21-01-RR-5059

Recycling and Refining of Aluminum Foils and other Difficult Scraps

NODE
Technical Thrust
Recycling & Recovery
Technologies & Tools to Increase Collection & Recovery
About

The goal of this project is to produce a cost-competitive secondary feedstock for the aluminum industry using under-utilized foil materials as a source of material. Upon completion, this project will deliver a new processing technology that can continuously process thin gauge materials with a high level of organic contamination with high recovery yields, and design and demonstration of a novel prototype multi-chamber kiln for processing aluminum foils for recycling. This project will reduce primary feedstock by 0.326 million metric tons (MMT) of scrap aluminum, 55.6 PJ energy reduction, 2.71 MMTCO2e. Assumptions based on recovery of 360,000 short tons of scrap aluminum foil.

project Members
Phinix llc globally responsible resource management logo
Oculatus consulting logo
GPRL R&E LLLC, Eck Industries

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