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Main Title Energy use patterns for metal recycling /
Author Kusik, Charles L. ; Kenahan, Charles B
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Author Title of a Work
Kenahan, Charles B.,
Information circular - Bureau of Mines
8716. United States.
CORP Author United States. Bureau of Mines.
Publisher Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1978
Stock Number 024-004-01933-6
OCLC Number 04202441
ISBN pbk. : $3.75
Subjects Metals--Recycling--Energy consumption. ; Scrap metals--Recycling--Energy consumption.
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EJBM  KF5510.K8 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/28/2007
EOAD  #00002073 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 10/29/2013 DISPERSAL
ERAM  KF5510 .K8 1978 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/30/2013
Collation viii, 182 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Abstract
A study was conducted for the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, to provide information which will lead to an increase in the recycling of mineral materials, in order to help conserve the Nation's mineral resources. Data were collected on energy requirements to recycle prompt industrial and obsolete scrap for nine metal commodities: Iron and steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, lead, stainless steel, titanium, tin, and nickel and nickel alloys. Major process routes for recycling were considered. Starting from the first collection point through scrap preparation, transportation, smelting and/or refining to the molten metal, ingot, or other semi-finished form approximately equivalent to a primary metal of a similar composition. Available data for 1976 were collected on the amounts of each metal commodity recycled by major scrap categories. In addition, energy requirements were estimated for separating municipal solid wastes into four major categories: Refuse-derived fuel, magnetic, aluminum, and glass cullet fractions. Finally, areas of research were identified to enhance recycling and/or increase the efficiency of energy use.
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