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Title: Efficient One-Step Electrolytic Recycling of Low-Grade and Post-Consumer Magnesium Scrap

Abstract

Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc. (abbreviated MOxST, pronounced most) and Boston University (BU) have developed a new low-cost process for recycling post-consumer co-mingled and heavily-oxidized magnesium scrap, and discovered a new chemical mechanism for magnesium separations in the process. The new process, designated MagReGenTM, is very effective in laboratory experiments, and on scale-up promises to be the lowest-cost lowest-energy lowest-impact method for separating magnesium metal from aluminum while recovering oxidized magnesium. MagReGenTM uses as little as one-eighth as much energy as today's methods for recycling magnesium metal from comingled scrap. As such, this technology could play a vital role in recycling automotive non-ferrous metals, particularly as motor vehicle magnesium/aluminum ratios increase in order to reduce vehicle weight and increase efficiency.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE EE Office of Industrial Technologies (EE-2F)
OSTI Identifier:
1046980
Report Number(s):
DOE/EE/0003454-3
TRN: US201216%%326
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003454
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ALUMINIUM; EFFICIENCY; MAGNESIUM; OXYGEN; RECYCLING; SCRAP; VEHICLES; Magnesium, Recycling, Automotive Scrap, Post-Consumer Scrap, Separations

Citation Formats

Powell, IV, Adam C. Efficient One-Step Electrolytic Recycling of Low-Grade and Post-Consumer Magnesium Scrap. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1046980.
Powell, IV, Adam C. Efficient One-Step Electrolytic Recycling of Low-Grade and Post-Consumer Magnesium Scrap. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1046980
Powell, IV, Adam C. Thu . "Efficient One-Step Electrolytic Recycling of Low-Grade and Post-Consumer Magnesium Scrap". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1046980. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1046980.
@article{osti_1046980,
title = {Efficient One-Step Electrolytic Recycling of Low-Grade and Post-Consumer Magnesium Scrap},
author = {Powell, IV, Adam C},
abstractNote = {Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc. (abbreviated MOxST, pronounced most) and Boston University (BU) have developed a new low-cost process for recycling post-consumer co-mingled and heavily-oxidized magnesium scrap, and discovered a new chemical mechanism for magnesium separations in the process. The new process, designated MagReGenTM, is very effective in laboratory experiments, and on scale-up promises to be the lowest-cost lowest-energy lowest-impact method for separating magnesium metal from aluminum while recovering oxidized magnesium. MagReGenTM uses as little as one-eighth as much energy as today's methods for recycling magnesium metal from comingled scrap. As such, this technology could play a vital role in recycling automotive non-ferrous metals, particularly as motor vehicle magnesium/aluminum ratios increase in order to reduce vehicle weight and increase efficiency.},
doi = {10.2172/1046980},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1046980}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
}