Energy and sustainability are critical factors for economic development, and this comprehensive reference provides a detailed overview and fundamental analysis of sustainability issues associated with the aluminum industry. This publication brings together articles on the concepts and application of life-cycle assessments that benchmark aluminum-industry efforts towards sustainable development. Chapters provide energy-use data for primary and secondary aluminum production and processing along with future energy saving opportunities in aluminum processing. Life-cycle assessments provide basic, factual, information on the modeling of material flow in the industry, its products, and most importantly energy savings involved with recycling. Coverage includes various scrap sorting technologies and the positive impact of lightweight aluminum in transportation and infrastructure.The supply of scrap metal has become more precious, and U.S. secondary producers must compete in a global market to obtain scrap. Market demand for recycled aluminum will remain strong due to its inherent low energy cost relative to primary metal. Aluminum use in ... Scrap for recycling is available in many forms.
|Title||:||Aluminum Recycling and Processing for Energy Conservation and Sustainability|
|Author||:||John A. S. Green|
|Publisher||:||ASM International - 2007|