The Environment

Novelis Recycling UK

All the waste gases from the shredding, de-coating, melting and holding operations are removed from the plant and treated in a purpose-built emission abatement facility.

Paints and lacquers (which represent a minimal weight of a can) are removed in the hot air de-coater system. The exhaust gases from the process are first passed through an afterburner, and the latent heat from the exhaust gases is released and used to heat up incoming process air using a heat-exchanger, thus minimising the energy requirements of the overall system and safely treating any volatile organic compounds.

The five emission abatement systems (three cold and two hot dust collection systems) represent a significant financial investment.

This is how it works:

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