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Magnets get out the metal fraction

Eriez suspended magnets

The recovery of valuable metals that have been disposed of into the non-recyclable waste system is a widespread problem in the energy-from-waste process.

So Viridor has recently installed two Eriez suspended magnets at its £223m Energy Recovery Facility in Cardiff, south Wales.

The magnets feature Eriez’s multi-pole magnet assembly, which allow Viridor to recover ferrous metals from up to 350,000 tonnes of waste each year.

To achieve the highest recovery levels, Viridor installed the magnets on a robust framework in line with the belt mounted above the head pulley, which often allows for more successful separation.

Both magnets were designed and manufactured to suit Viridor’s 1,000mm conveyor belt, yet feature a 1,800mm magnet assembly which allows for a more intense carry-over distance of ferrous material than would be achieved by an extension magnet.

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