George P. Ross - Steubenville OH James L. Bedortha - Steubenville OH
National Steel Corporation - Pittsburgh PA
A dross press is provided for separating molten zinc from the dross scooped from the top or from the bottom of a molten bath of zinc in a zinc pot used in a zinc coating process. The press is mounted above the molten metal pool in the pot in a position so that zinc may be expressed from the dross that has been collected in a hand ladle to be squeezed through the perforations in the ladle to fall into the pool maintained in the zinc pot. Alternatively, the press may be mounted so that the reclaimed metal is expressed through the perforations into other receptacles, including molds suitable for weighing, sampling, etc.