National Metal Casting Research Institute final report. Volume 1, Sand reclamation

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A mobile thermal foundry sand reclamation unit was designed and constructed. This unit consisted of thermal and mechanical sand reclamation equipment installed on the bed of a 50 foot low-boy trailer. It was transported to a number of Midwest foundries for on-site demonstration of the sand reclamation process. This allowed participating foundries to have their own refuse sand (10-100 tons) processed and then reused in production for evaluation. The purpose for building the unit was to demonstrate to foundries through ``hands on`` experience that refuse sands can be reclaimed and successfully reused particularly in regard to product quality. Most of ... continued below

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Vondra, L. F. & Burningham, J. S. August 1995.

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A mobile thermal foundry sand reclamation unit was designed and constructed. This unit consisted of thermal and mechanical sand reclamation equipment installed on the bed of a 50 foot low-boy trailer. It was transported to a number of Midwest foundries for on-site demonstration of the sand reclamation process. This allowed participating foundries to have their own refuse sand (10-100 tons) processed and then reused in production for evaluation. The purpose for building the unit was to demonstrate to foundries through ``hands on`` experience that refuse sands can be reclaimed and successfully reused particularly in regard to product quality. Most of the participating foundries indicated a high level of satisfaction with the reclaimed sand. Laboratory testing of samples of the used sand, before and after processing by the demonstration unit, verified the usability of the reclaimed sand. One of the foundries participating was a brass foundry, the sand from this foundry contained lead and is classified as a hazardous material. After reclamation the sand was no longer hazardous and could also be reused in the foundry.

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  • Other: DE95016311
  • Report No.: DOE/ID/13164--1-Vol.1
  • Grant Number: FC07-92ID13164
  • DOI: 10.2172/119803 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 119803
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625784

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Vondra, L. F. & Burningham, J. S. National Metal Casting Research Institute final report. Volume 1, Sand reclamation, report, August 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625784/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.