Engineers at Covanta, one of the world’s largest owners and operators of facilities dedicated to recovering energy from waste, reported an immediate 50 percent improvement in recovery of ferrous materials from bottom ash after upgrading a conventional scrap drum to an Eriez P-Rex®(Permanent Rare Earth Xtreme®) Scrap Drum at one of the company’s United States facilities.  According to Eriez, Covanta management has now upgraded a total of six older scrap drums at various Covanta locations to P-Rex Scrap Drums based on exceptional results of two initial installations. Eriez Metals Recycling Market Manager Mike Shattuck says that the innovative design of the P-Rex Scrap Drum gives it a variety of advantages over traditional scrap drums, leading to greater recovery results for Covanta and many other customers.  He explains, “P-Rex’s magnetic force remains consistently strong across the width of the drum. With standard magnets, the force in the middle is greater which can lead to ferrous materials located at the sides of the conveyor not getting picked up.” In addition to P-Rex’s greater recovery, Covanta has also been impressed with how this advan...