Covanta Energy uses rare earth magnets to improve metal recycling

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014

By using a more powerful neodymium-based magnet to improve the efficiency of magnetic sorting systems, the engineering company is set to expand the range of applications of rare earth-based magnets, while increasing efficiency in waste processing and metals recycling.

US-based engineering company, Covanta Energy, announced that its rare earth-based magnetic sorting system will allow for more efficiency in waste management and metals recycling.

The company has developed a process which uses a more powerful neodymium-based magnet, which increases the recovery of ferrous metal from bottom ash, a residual product...

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