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Sustainability Seminar series - Sustainable Secondary Aluminum Production and Recycling

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Location
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
Date
Dec 11, 2012   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Navid Jafari, M.S. - NSF Fellow, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois
Cost
Free
Contact
Nancy Holm
E-Mail
naholm@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-3330
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Originating Calendar
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center seminars

Aluminum is a widely used nonferrous metal in the world, being present in markets such as transportation, packaging, food, construction, electricity, and medicine. Recycling aluminum scrap is important because the energy required for aluminum recycling is only about 5% of that required by primary aluminum production yet it yields the same quality of aluminum as primary smelting. However, the wastes produced from secondary aluminum production can be problematic when they contain aluminum fines.  Metallic aluminum fines can rapidly oxidize to produce heat and hydrogen gas. This presentation will describe sustainable practices to capture aluminum energy from waste reactions.

This seminar will be broadcast live and also archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/228794439

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