Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-3746

VAI Car Wreck Recycling - Master Plan 2001-01-3746

The currently practiced recycling of car wrecks with shredders and by dumping the shredder waste is becoming more and more problematic due to the critical situation regarding dumping yards and the strongly increasing dumping costs. This paper describes a closed line for the complete recycling of every car type without deposition of material. Both ecological and economical aspects are considered. The special disassembly of old cars, additionally to metallurgical recycling, is an effective way for utilization. To implement this idea, future developments must be taken into account. VAI is in a position to present a complete recycling concept that ensures a considerable reduction of wastes and emissions by utilizing the organic plastics as melting and heating energy, as well as for steam generation and the binding of inorganic components in the slag. This plan also considers future developments in the automobile industry through input material recycling. The outlined technology is ideally suited to close the circle of steelmaking, continuous casting, and automobile industry.


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