Why aluminium is suitable for use of making soft drink cans?
Aluminium is easily obtained, it is light , cheap, non toxic, waterproof, recyclable and can handle some rough handling. It is also soft enough to be easily formed int making cans.
PAPER recycled to make fresh newsprint BOTTLES/JARS to make new glass bottles and jars ALUMINIUM made into new drink cans DRINK CANS STEEL FOOD & into new steel food & drinks cans DRINK CANS and other steel products TEXTILE/SHOES re wearable items are nationally and what is left is sent to developing countries around the world. reused
How is aluminum a suitable material to use in making cans based on its physical and chemical properties?
Aluminium is very important metal. It is used mostly in making utensils. Aluminum is commonly used in production of soda cans. From the periodic table, turns out that Aluminum is the only metal that will effectively form a passivation layer Al2O3 which is found in soda cans to prevent soda from being leaking through the aluminum over time.
Did you know that every year around 5 billion aluminum drink cans are sold in the UK? That's a lot of fizzy pop and beer! Alcan estimates that every household in the UK consumes around 200 aluminum drink cans every year. Each one of these can be recycled back into new drink cans over and over again. Recycling aluminum cans saves energy and natural resources, and also reduces the pressure on landfill sites. If all…
Because the amount of energy needed to reduce metallic aluminium from its ores is much larger than the amount of energy required to reduce iron from its ores. Reprocessing aluminium is therefore cheaper than smelting new aluminium by a larger margin than that for reprocessed iron. Also, but to a much smaller extent, because recycled aluminium is a much more uniform product, which melts directly to a material that can be used, whereas recycled steel…