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Innovative Vertical Floatation Melter (VFM) and Scrap Dryer (Aluminum IOF)

ABSTRACT
A pilot scale unit capable of processing 1,000 pounds per hour of aluminum has been designed, constructed and successfully tested. Pilot operations have demonstrated a thermal efficiency (the ratio of heat going into scrap aluminum to that of the total energy used) of more than 2.5 times that of a conventional furnace, lower emissions and improved metal recovery (dross reduced by more than half). This project has now entered the planning, site preparation and field-testing phase that will demonstrate the VFMs commercial use.
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PERFORMING ORGANIZATION
Energy Research Company
CONTACT INFORMATION
Ehr-Ping HuangFu
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., S
Washington, DC  20585
website: www.eere.energy.gov/industry/metalcasting/

phone: (202) 586-1493
fax: (202) 586-6507
email: Ehr-ping.huangfu@ee.doe.gov

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