Materials technology in automotive recycling

Authors

  • Dr. Arnulf Frisch,

    1. Mercedes-Benz AG D-70322 Stuttgart (Germany)
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    • is 33 years old and studied Materials Science at te Aachen University of Technology from 1981 to 1986. In 1987 he moved to the Powder Metallurgy Laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart to work on his Ph.D. on defect healing mechanisms during hot isostatic pressing of polyphase materials. In addition he worked on the joining of metals to ceramics for high temperature applications. In November 1991 he moved to the Mercedes-Benz AG in Stutgart, where he became the assistant of the Director for Production Technology And Environment. In December 1994 he took over the unit for the Management of Innovations in the Department for Advanced Development at Mercedes-Benz.

  • Dr. Claus Razim

    1. Mercedes-Benz AG D-70322 Stuttgart (Germany)
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Abstract

The growing number of dissed cars and the resulting amount of waste contribute to the increasing pressure on disposal sites. The materials selection for, and the design of, new motor veicles are influenced by teh need to reuse the constituent materials. The current situation often involves shredding old vehicles and sorting the resulting mixture of materials before disposing of a large proportion of the remainder on a dump. The possibilities for the future, including a new concept developed by Mercedes Bez involving the reuse of the energy potential of the materials, is dscussed.

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