What is Recycling of Metal?

What is Metal Recycle?

Metals are initial, multilateral and can be used in many ways. Metals are mostly used for the purpose of Industry in the manufacturing department. It either for manufacturing of trucks, cars, airplanes or railways, etc. It is also used for manufacturing of domestic items like cutlery, crockery. Most common recyclable metals are aluminum and steel. A very good and important thing about metal is “metal can be recycled over and over without changing its scientific property”.

Process of Metal Recycling

The process of Metal recycling is like the usual recycling process. For recycling the metals first of all metals are sorted on the basis of their properties. The process of Metal Recycling is a combination of eight things, which is shown as under.

  • Collection

The first step is very simple, collect all junk metals from the scrap yard. A scrapyard is a place where all junk metals are collected. This procedure is shorted in such a way that there should be containers specifically designed to collect metals.

  • Shorting

The second step is to sort the metals. This procedure includes separating what can be in recycled form and what is in non-recyclable form. It is compulsory to point out that high-quality recycled product can be created. It is for the original raw materials used in the recycling procedure are of good quality.

  • Processing

After completing the second procedure, this is a very important step in the metal recycling process. In the third step, metals are pressurized or shrinkage using machines so that they don’t occupy so much space.

  • Shredding

After the squeezing process, the fourth step’s procedure is started. In this procedure, the metals are melted, which is squeezed in the third step. In this process, steel is mainly changed into steel blocks and the aluminum is changed into sheets.

  • Melting

The melting process takes place in a huge furnace. This furnace is specially designed to melt the metal based on its properties. The heater is heated to some proper amount of degrees fit for the specific metal.

  • Purification

After the completing of melting process, the purification process is started. At here all metals are purified using some different methods. The best method for purifying the metal is “Electrolysis” and we learned about this method in our school period.

  • Solidifying of the metal

After completing the 6th step, the metal is carried by the conveyor belt to a cooling compartment where it is solidified. In this stage, a scrap metal is converted into solid metal that can be used again.

  • Transportation of the Metal Bars

Once the metal bars are made, the product is packed depends on their sizes ready for transportation to different industries, factories, and persons who require the metal.

Benefits of Recycling Metals

Creating products from recycled metals uses less energy, reduces carbon emissions, and uses less water than using raw materials. Commercial resellers and scrap metal yards will buy scrap metal at market prices, which will make it a valuable resource for recycling.

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