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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Performance of an Air Classifier to Remove Light Organic Contamination from Aluminum Recovered from Municipal Waste by Eddy Current Separation. Test No. 5.03, Recovery 1, New Orleans.
CORP Author National Center for Resource Recovery, Inc., Washington, DC.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-01-4423; EPA-600/2-81-119;
Stock Number PB81-217689
Additional Subjects Classifiers ; Materials recovery ; Aluminum ; Organic wastes ; Separation ; Tests ; Air classifiers ; Waste processing ; Municipal wastes ; NTISEPAORD
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-217689 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 26p
The report describes a test in which aluminum cans recovered from municipal waste, together with known amounts of contaminant, were processed by a 'zig-zag' vertical air classifier to remove aerodynamically light contaminant. Twelve test runs were conducted; the proportions of contaminant were varied and machine performance observed. For each run, the two output streams of the air classifier were analyzed to find the amount of aluminum cans and contaminant reporting to lights and heavies. The efficiency of the machine was found to vary with contaminant loading and air flow rate. Results of these analyses, a description of the equipment under test, and a discussion of econmic factor which pertain to the use of this device in an aluminum recovery system are included in this report.