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Aluminium Dross Recycling

Posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous

The worldwide aluminium industry produces nearly five million tonnes of furnace waste each year. Known as dross, the residual waste material is produced from any process in which aluminium is melted, and is left behind after conventional recycling has been carried out. Traditionally, black (which has a much higher salt content) and white dross is disposed of in landfill, costing the industry an estimated £50 million, but tighter regulation and spiralling costs are forcing the industry to consider alternatives. One such solution, which could dramatically reduce landfilling of furnace waste and recover saleable products has been developed by aluminium recycling and manufacturing firm JBM International Ltd.