Engines, and more generally power trains, represent substantial recycling potential. When they are not dismantled to supply the PRR process, they are shredded with the platin and the metal fraction is recovered after shredding.
As engines are essentially made up of cast iron and aluminium, it was considered worthwhile to examine, for exploratory purposes, the relevance of creating a cast iron process specific to engines. As the tests conducted at the end of 2012 and in 2013 failed to identify economically viable options, we refocused our attention on recycling aluminium from engines.
In addition to engines, a number of studies were carried out:
- Cast iron brake discs
- Plant manufacturing scrap