LOW DROSS ALUMINUM MELTER

Category: 
Industrial / Manufacturing
Project Number: 
2
Start Year: 
2005
Markets Segments: 
Industrial - Manufacturing
Project Type: 
Methodology
Type of Technology: 
Other-1
Organization: 
California Energy Commission - PIER program
Project Status: 
Completed
Basic Research
Applied Research

The purpose of this completed project was to demonstrate an advanced DC-Arc Plasma furnace designed to melt aluminum scrap material for the reuse market within a controlled, oxygen-starved environment that prevents the formation of aluminum oxide (dross) and reduces the volume of process waste material.