As the mixed cans are passed beneath an electromagnet, the steels cans will be attracted and lifted up, leaving the aluminium cans behind.
Steel cans are separated with an electromagnet.
using a magnet: steel atracts and aluminum doesn't
iron and steel are easily separated from the other metals because they are magnetic. These metals get separated by an electromagnet.
Easy option: take it to a scrap yard or recycling center and let them deal with it. More time consuming option: pull it apart into all its separate pieces, sort them according to material(steel, aluminium alloys, plastics etc) and turn the parts in at a recycling center.
Industrially it's quite simple - steel cans are magnetic while aluminum cans aren't.
1. Steel cans arrive at a recycling center. 2. The cans are removed from the conveyor belt with an electromagnet. 3. The cans are smashed and baled. 4. The steel cans are delivered to a facility where they are melted and cast into ingots. 5. The steel ingots are rolled out into sheets. 6. These sheets are delivered to manufacturers that turn them into new cans.
Window frames used to be made from steel but aluminium is lighter and does not rust.
copper aluminium iron and steel is an excellent conductor of electricity and heat is one of the properties of copper aluminium iron and steel and it is used in conducting electricity.
neither of them corrodes. Both of them are passivated, in stainless steel it is a film of chromium oxide, in aluminium a film of aluminium oxide.
steel = 30 million psi aluminium = 10 million psi
aluminium is shiny and steel is shinny
Aluminium has some advantages over steel. Since it has a lower density than iron or steel, a car body made from aluminium will be lighter than the same car body made from steel. This results in improved fuel economy. Also, aluminium does not corrode easily, so a car body made from aluminium will corrode less, and may last longer, than one made from steel. However, aluminium is more expensive than steel. So a car made from aluminium is likely to be more expensive than one made from steel.
Steel has large hysteresis loss.
Steel is hard and cannot be wrapped easily. Weight of steel is more than aluminium foil. Aluminium foil is rust-free.
why is steel stronger than aluminium?
if i had to take a guess i would say steel.
Stainless steel is heavier then aluminium.
Run the chopped up mixture on a conveyor and pass the conveyor under a magnet, Steel is magnetic and will jump onto the magnet while the aluminum will stay on the conveyor.
As construction materials (for any purpose); Aluminium and Steel have many "pros & cons" when measured against one another. It all depends on the intended use of the finished article as to which material is more suitable in it's construction. Aluminium is very light, whereas Steel is relatively heavy. Steel rusts if not galvanised or otherwise treated; Aluminium does not. Aluminium is prone to fatigue and fracture quicker than Steel when placed under tension. Steel is much stiffer than Aluminium and doesn't bend as easily. Aluminium has a far lower heat tollerance than Steel Steel requires "finishing" (Painting or coating) in order to be asthetically pleasing. Aluminium just needs to be clean.
* steel * aluminium *titanium