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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Further Testing of an Eddy Current Separator for the Recovery of Aluminum from Municipal Waste. Test No. 5.02, 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-600/2-81-118;
Stock Number PB81-217671
Additional Subjects Separators ; Materials recovery ; Aluminum ; Cans ; Tests ; Separation ; Eddy current separators ; Municipal wastes ; Waste processing ; NTISEPAORD
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-217671 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 31p
The report documents three series of test runs (collectively, Test No. 5.02) of the eddy current separator that recovers mainly aluminum cans from a processed portion of municipal refuse at the New Orleans resource recover project (Recovery 1). This was accomplished by holding the feed rate constant and varying the belt speed to convey the fixed amount of material through the magnetic field faster or slower. For comparison, there is also one test run at each belt speed with only aluminum feed cans as the feedstock. The output streams of the eddy current separator from each test were analyzed for aluminum can content in three can-shape categories; the product stream was also analyzed for contamination. The efficiency of the eddy current separator in recovering each can-shape category as well as product purity were determined for each test run.