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Chapter 5, Problem 5.31P
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Design a facility for separating aluminum cans from steel cans. Show all of the storage points, unit operations, and means of conveyance. Submit a floor plan and an elevation.

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The design for separating aluminium cans from the steel cans, a floor plan and an elevation.

Explanation of Solution

The aluminium can be separated from steel can by use of a magnet. A magnet can attract all the aluminium cans and the steel cans are left behind.

The design steps are as follows;

At initial stage the magnet is allowed to pass over the mixture of aluminium and steel can such that all the aluminium cans are attracted to the magnet and the steel cans are left behind. The steel cans are passed through the can flattener from where they are disposed to the bins for the steel cans. Similarly, the aluminium attracted on the magnet are released from the magnet and send to a can flattener and then are send to the bin for the aluminium cans...

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