PyroGenesis' Drosrite System.
PyroGenesis' Drosrite System.

Powder producer PyroGenesis Canada has developed a smaller version of its Drosrite system for metal recovery, designed for small facilities.

According to the company, Drosrite is a salt-free, sustainable process for maximizing metal recovery from dross, a waste generated in the metallurgical industry. PyroGenesis' patented process can avoid costly loss of metal while reducing a smelter's carbon footprint and energy consumption. The company says that the system can increase metal recovery from waste, without producing any hazardous by-products, while at the same time reducing operating costs.

The Mini-Drosrite System can economically process 500 tons of dross/year when compared to the 3,000-7,500 tons/yr processed by PyroGenesis’ larger system.

‘This smaller system enables us to target thousands of smaller facilities which were not originally in our target market,’ said CEO Peter Pascali. ‘We have targeted three main dross streams; aluminum, copper, and zinc, each divided between primary, secondary and casting producers. Presently we are focusing on the three segments within aluminum dross.

This story uses material from PyroGenesis, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.