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.
aluminium is shiny and steel is shinny