A new technique to clean aluminum cans canals could save you money on cleaning, according to a new study from the University of Maryland.
The study found that removing all of the aluminum from cans using a vacuum cleaner can save you about $10 per ton of aluminum, or $10 to $20 per ton.
The results were published this week in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
“The aluminum can be recycled for reuse, but there is limited availability of this material in most places,” said lead author Ramin Hajnal, an associate professor of environmental engineering at the university.
The researchers found that a small quantity of aluminum was removed from cans that had been heated in a vacuum with an aerosol cleaner.
The research was conducted using an automated, two-stage vacuum system that used an inexpensive plastic bag to capture the droplets of aluminum in the air.
The bag was attached to a pair of vacuum pumps.
The pump attached to the bag attached to one of the pumps, which then attached to an attached hose.
The water sprayed from the hose was then removed from the bag by the air compressor, which was connected to the vacuum system by a small hose.
After the water was removed, the researchers collected the water, which contained only a fraction of the droplet volume of the original batch.
After washing the aluminum cans with water, the aluminum was recycled in a recycling facility, the scientists said.
The method works because it requires very little maintenance and can be done in about an hour, the study said.
It’s also easy to clean, since the researchers said the aluminum is very easily removed from aluminum cans without leaving any residue.
The scientists also noted that the method could save the environment.
“This is a way to reduce the impact of waste on our environment,” Hajnar said.
Aluminum canisters are a major source of carbon dioxide emissions.
The recycling process removes carbon dioxide from the air and releases it into the environment, which is good for the environment and the economy, the University says.
Hajnals co-authors are graduate students at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.