Aluminum recycling has quickly become an independent, flourishing commercial sector. The coveted light metal can be re-processed with no loss in quality – and that with only 5 percent of the energy required for the manufacture of new aluminum.
Identification and correct sorting of the alloys is worth the effort, as the value of scrap aluminum depends mainly on its chemical composition. Special alloys needed in the aviation and automotive industries bring in the highest of prices even when already used.
What do you need to watch out for when conducting elemental analyses of aluminum? Find out in Spectro's new White Paper “Aluminum Recycling – Add Value by Analysis” that can be downloaded at spectro.com free-of-charge. In the White Paper, you’ll find:
- the analytical requirements that need to be met when testing aluminum alloys onsite
- what XRF technology and optical emission spectrometry with spark excitation have to offer in this area
- what the detection limits and precision for aluminum analysis are that you can achieve with our SPECTRO xSORT and SPECTROTEST onsite analyzers
Spectro will also be running a webinar on "Aluminum Recycling - Add Value by Analysis" on March 17th.