promoting uses

of green metals

“THE NEED OF THE MOMENT”

Green metals, as the caption suggests, are without doubt the need of the moment. What makes it so important? Why are industries trying to switch to green metals? We’ll see. But before getting into it, we need to know what green metals are. The metals that cause the least or no harm to the environment are called green metals. Green metals are easily recyclable and save a lot of energy as well. Aluminium is the metal that comes first under green metals because its recycling process saves 95% of the energy required to manufacture aluminium from raw materials.

Other metals that come under green metals are alloys. These green alloys provide a safety factor which is better for both the people and the environment.Green alloys have a varying degree of reusability that leads to cost saving as well. They have excellent wear, strength, machinability, hardness and tightness, just like the traditional alloys. Green alloys have a very low lead content or sometimes no lead content at all, which hugely reduces the chance of toxicity.

 

 

 

Aluminium

Aluminium is the 13th element on the periodic table and a post-transition Green Metal, It is the most abundant element after oxygen and silicon and is naturally found on the planet an dis the second most used metal after iron globally. It can be used in
1. Power lines
2. Consumer electronics
3. High-rise buildings
4. Window frames
5. Household and industrial appliances
6. Aircraft components
7. Spacecraft components
8. Ships
9. Trains
10. Personal vehicles

Stainless Steel

Among the most used green raw material is stainless steel. Stainless steel is a fantastically green material because it is 100 percent recyclable. In fact, more than half of all the stainless steel materials that are in use today have been sourced from scrap materials. It can be used in
1. Rapid transit cars, buses, aircraft, cargo containers
2. Cryogenic vessels and components
3. Still tubes
4. Heat exchangers
5. Paper mill equipment
6. Oil refining equipment
7. Textile industry
8. Dyeing equipment
9. Burner and emission control components
10. Welded storage tanks for organic chemicals

Titanium

The two most useful properties of Titanium are corrosion resistance and strength-to-density ratio, the highest of any metallic element. In its unalloyed condition, titanium is as strong as some steels, but less dense. In recent years, it was discovered in Japan that titanium oxide has photocatalytic action and super hydrophilic action. Photocatalytic action is the action of decomposing organic matter in contact with titanium oxide to a harmless level only by exposure to ultraviolet light to titanium oxide. It can be used in
1. Aerospace engines
2. Agri-food production
3. Medical prosthetics and instruments
4. Telecommunications in such things as mobile phones and equipment
5. Gas and oil exploration for deep sea drilling
6. Automotive for engines and other elements of high-performance vehicles
7. Marine propeller shafts and rigging for desalination plants
8. Performance Bicycle frames and parts
9. Consumer and Architectural Applications

It can often seem much easier to throw away your unwanted cans, cartons and paper products rather than recycling them; but if you understood the benefits that recycling these items can provide you may think differently.

Green products reduce the threat of overuse of resources and fossil fuels and encourages the generation of energy using natural resources.