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PARSE: Low-cost Sorting for Scrap Recycling Industry



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Current sorting technologies for light metals are either too costly or ineffective, and therefore certain aluminum recycling streams are shipped overseas for sorting and recycling. We want to add value to the US recycling industry by improving the quality of their scrap streams through low-cost sorting.

PARC, with funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE), is addressing this problem by developing a novel aluminum sorting method that will allow rapid and economical classification of alloys. The method uses an electrochemical diagnostic probe to quickly determine the alloy class of scrap samples. PARC received nearly $1 million from DOE’s METALS program, which is developing innovative technologies for cost-effective processing as well as recycling of aluminum, magnesium, and titanium.

PARC is currently engaging with partners to increase margins by improving scrap stream quality through low-cost sorting with our PARSE technology. Email us at engage@parc.com for more information.