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Treatment and recycling of non-ferrous metals

Even non-ferrous metal mixtures consisting of, say, aluminium, copper, brass and zinc must be separated and cleaned before recycling. For this purpose, such mixtures are further processed in our X-ray fluorescence facility for metal sorting, the first of its kind in the world.

Processing is based on the principle of X-ray fluorescence. This involves using X-rays to knock electrons out of the material, leading to the emission of fluorescence radiation that is distinct for each element. This radiation is measured by a detector. If the measurement signal matches a preset ejection category (such as copper), this particle is separated from the other material by a focused air jet. Various non-ferrous metals are thus separated and sorted after processing.

Typical input materials of the plant:

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