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The power of more than 50 houshold microwaves
Posted on 16.12.2020 by cstallmeister
The world's first microwave rotary kiln is now in operation at the IME. With the combined power of over 50 household microwaves, continuous metallurgical processes can now be explored. The highly energy-efficient technology is suitable for selective heating of metal-containing scraps. At the same time, the prototype offers the possibility of extracting process gases in a controlled flow, which is of fundamental importance, especially in research of thermal pre-treatment. Thanks to the rotary tube technology, the material is constantly in motion - similar to a rotary plate in a household microwave. The unit will make its first run with organic-containing aluminum scraps as part of the public ReOrgAl (BMWi) project.