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ECOLOGY …. Technique and Purpose

ECOLOGY …. Technique and Purpose
Recycling and disposal of ferrous materials, differentiated operations Fundamental issue for environmental protection and waste management

An operation that is implemented through specific actions starting from prevention up to an effective system for the recovery and reuse of recyclable materials.

All metals can be recycled with excellent results. Also in terms of energy recovery, because let’s not forget that producing a pure metal from ore is a highly energy-intensive production cycle. Remelting metals is also a way to limit CO2 emissions, as well as avoiding opening other mines in the world and saving a lot on disposal.

The materials most commonly subjected to recycling include obviously gold, silver and platinum, and then iron, steel, copper, brass, aluminum, nickel, palladium, cobalt and various other ferrous and metallic alloys, in addition to the so-called “rare earths”, chemical elements indispensable in the most modern technologies, including scandium, yttrium, neodymium, europium, gadolinium, cerium, lanthanum, dysprosium and lutetium. The correct disposal of scrap must take place through careful separation of the metal pieces: for example, thanks to the use of powerful magnets, ferrous metals such as steel are separated, while for metals such as aluminum, separation is possible thanks to use of electronic currents. All this in order to enhance each material and transform it back into a raw material
suitable for any use.

Ferrous materials can be recycled an unlimited number of times, with significant savings in raw materials and energy and a consequent reduction in waste otherwise destined for landfill. Ferrous and non-ferrous waste also derives from industrial processing waste

  • Sorting and collection of ferrous and non-ferrous materials
  • Volumetric reduction of scrap
  • Transport and storage of scrap

to send them to recycling and recovery.

Iron in its different types (cast iron, construction steel, special steel, tool steel…) defined by specific characteristics (hardness, malleability, physical or chemical resistance, etc…) can be recycled infinitely and 100%.

Therefore, the majority of waste deriving from ferrous materials consists of steel packaging, used in civil, industrial, artisanal and commercial activities.

  • Iron waste from industrial demolition
  • Sheet metal
  • Iron turning
  • Food cans and jars
  • Aerosol cans for food, personal hygiene products and spray paints
  • Metal closures for glass jars in general (jams, marmalades, honey and tomato puree)
  • Crown caps applied to glass bottles
  • Drums, buckets and cans (mainly used to package paints, enamels and oils)
  • Large drums (from 170 to 250 kg/l) intended for the oil, chemical, petrochemical and food sectors

IDEMAG, a supplier of magnetic products and technologies for over 25 years, creates specific systems for the various operations of selection, separation and capture of ferrous metals. Design and implementation capacity is the basis of the company’s success. IDEMAG offers a preliminary service of careful evaluation of the project up to the moment of final implementation. Proven experience allows us to prepare a study to optimize magnetic solutions with automated mechanics based on the actual needs of the system and for maximum yield.

IDEMAG identifies and designs the most suitable magnetic solutions for:

  • magnetic selection and separation for the recovery of ferrous materials; (machinery / turnkey installations)
  • equipment for capturing impurities in production and industrial processes;

Fields of application:
Recycling, Dry waste, Quarries, Mining, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, plastic ………

Economic advantages; guarantee of the purity of the material being processed, elimination of harmful elements for machinery, low environmental impact, rapid amortization of the investment, long life of the equipment and low maintenance costs

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