By Topic

The separating method of copper and aluminum from heat exchanger in air conditioner

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Y. Arai ; Global Ecoind. Center, Mitsubishi Mater. Corp., Tokyo, Japan ; Y. Oda ; A. Sunami ; Y. Ikeda
more authors

After a detailed study of recoverable materials in heat exchangers included in a post-use air conditioner, an efficient separating method has been developed to recover copper and aluminum, which are component materials of the heat exchangers. In this separating method, the heat exchangers are treated by a rolling machine to enhance the separability with utilizing the difference of mechanical characteristics between copper and aluminum, and then the products are crushed, separated and classified to recover high quality copper and aluminum. This separating method has made it possible to recover copper and aluminum of more than 95% quality from the heat exchangers

Published in:

Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 1999. Proceedings. EcoDesign '99: First International Symposium On

Date of Conference:

1-3 Feb 1999