Development of Technology for Reclaiming Automotive Shredder Residue 960406
Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR), the waste generated by shredding operations in the recycling of metals from scrapped automobiles, is currently disposed of in landfill sites. In Japan, disposal regulations such as leachable lead control have been changed, and moreover landfill sites are getting scarce. Therefore how to control, treat and decrease ASR is a serious matter.
This study presents methods for the recycling of automotive shredder residue into automobile components by dry mechanical processing steps. These steps sort the material into several categories accrding to its properties. The material fineness is improved by further, thorough, sorting steps.