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Maximizing recoveries throughout the dross recycling process

  • Maximize inhouse and secondary metal recovery with the Anabia Dross Press
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Maximize In house Metal Unit Recoveries

Process dross in an Anabia International Dross Press to maximize metal drain and return it to your melting furnace.

Improved Casthouse Environment

Eliminate continued burning of dross in your casthouse, making it a safer and cleaner environment for operators.

Maximize Secondary Metal Unit Recoveries

Rapid dross cooling with our Dross Press prevents oxidation of metal units and agglomerate remaining metal to improve metal unit recovery.

On-site, scalable and sustainable. Ensuring nothing goes to waste.

Dross can amount to 5% of a facilities total production, so preserving metal units is vital. Partner with Anabia International to maximize the revenue from your dross. We can reduce dross levels before it leaves the furnace and ensure that metal unit recovery is maximized at each stage of the recycling process.

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Recycle Dross

the new treatment method makes it economically viable to treat residual waste left after conventional recycling, offering cost savings and environmental benefits. ‘This process offers a means of reducing the amount of residual waste from primary and secondary aluminium manufacturers that ends up in landfill

Evolution of the Dross Recycling Technology

‘Every single furnace in the world produces a different kind of dross, characterised by what is being melted in the furnace,’ explains Brough. ‘We started by using variation analysis to characterise the whole spectrum of dross that we [the industry] produce. We tried to mix and match various wastes with which on their own, nothing can be done.’

How the Recycling Process Works

The modular process combines novel separation methods, including a crushing system modified to handle a far broader range of dross, allowing virtually any type of dross to be processed. An eddy current separator then separates metals from non-metals. Its novel design incorporates a new kind of ridged belt system that separates very fine aluminium particles that would otherwise be lost. ‘It’s a very diverse process, which is modular in sequence,’ says Brough. The length of the process depends on the quantity of material being processed and the final product being produced. Therefore, it can take as little as a few hours to as much as a day.

Advantages of the Recycling Process

Unlike existing processes that are very expensive and offer less financially viable solutions for the aluminium industry, International has developed a process focused on providing a low-cost solution for processing aluminium waste. ‘We are still a long way from utopia,’ says Brough. ‘The aluminium industry is increasingly burdened with more and more regulation on what it can and can’t do with its waste. Anything the industry can do to reduce its waste output, whether it’s in gases, particulates or landfill can only be a good thing, particularly when you can convert those into a saleable commodity.’

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