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Meeting 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session
Presentation Title The Scale-up of High Shear Processing for the Purification of Recycled Molten Scrap Aluminium Alloy: Key Features of Fluid Flow
Author(s) Mingming Tong, Jayesh Patel, Ian Stone, Zhongyun Fan, David Browne
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Mingming Tong
Abstract Scope In order to remove impurities in scrap aluminum alloys, hence increasing their value, a laboratory-scale high shear processing (HSP) unit for mixing the molten alloy was developed, which makes it possible to remove iron-based contaminants using physical conditioning, at relatively low cost. In order to make this technology applicable in the industrial environment, we are now investigating the scale-up of HSP by using computer simulation. The computational research quantitatively predicts a variety of key features of fluid flow, which determine the feasibility of the scale-up. These include the mass flow rate through the mixing head, the effective agitation of the melt in the bulk crucible, and the shear rate that can be achieved. Based on the configuration of HSP that we review in this paper, we predict that it is feasible to achieve a factor of four scale-up in the volume of liquid alloy treated.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals

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Centrifugal Casting of Al-Si Scrap
Dross Formation Mechanisms of Thermally Pre-treated Used Beverage Can Scrap Bales with Different Density
Improved Recyclability of Cast Al-alloys by Engineering β-Al9Fe2Si2 Phase
Influence of Coating and De-coating on the Coalescence of Aluminium Drops in Salt
The Scale-up of High Shear Processing for the Purification of Recycled Molten Scrap Aluminium Alloy: Key Features of Fluid Flow
Tramp Element Accumulation and Its Effects on Secondary Phase Particles

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