SciAps CEO Don Sackett spoke with Recycling Today Global on innovations and trends in handheld metal sorting technology, including the increasing interest in using LIBS analyzers to measure what he calls contaminant elements, including lithium in aluminum scrap and carbon content in steel.“The mills are getting tougher and tougher on contaminant elements,” Sackett says. “The mills will pay scrap processors more if they can guarantee that certain contaminant levels are lower than a certain amount. There’s an increasing interest in measuring those elements whereas five years ago nobody cared.”Early adopters of SciAps’ LIBS hand-held analyzer include Holland, Michigan-based Padnos and Kripke Enterprises Inc., in Toledo, Ohio.Read the article in Recycling Today Global.
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