, Volume 49, Issue 11, pp 48–51 | Cite as

Characterizing the physical and chemical properties of aluminum dross

  • O. Manfredi
  • W. Wuth
  • I. Bohlinger
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In this article, the results of an investigation of granular and compact aluminum drosses are reported. The bulk density of granular drosses was determined according to DIN 52110-B, while DIN 52102-RE-VA was applied to compact drosses. The salt contents of the drosses were measured by applying the leaching test DIN 38414-S4; the metal contents by the salt-melting process were measured on a laboratory scale. In addition to the density data, the particle-size analysis, the distribution of elements in the different fractions, composition, metal content of recovered alloys, and gas evolution were compiled in a dross identity card characterizing each dross and simplifying the preanalysis for recovery.


Metal Content Salt Content Aluminum Dross Recovered Metal Salt Cake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Manfredi
    • 1
  • W. Wuth
  • I. Bohlinger
  1. 1.501 CordobaArgentina

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