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WEEE – aren’t materials too precious to lose?

by UNTHA UK  (Apr. 10, 2015)

Chris Oldfield, managing director of UNTHA UK, was interviewed by leading journal MRW magazine recently, on the subject of WEEE. Drawing upon his specialist industry insight he commented on the methodology used to process WEEE and the extent to which the sector needs to go ‘back to basics’ to ensure precious materials are not lost. ...

Global Initiatives to Increase the Sustainable Use of Precious Metals

by SGS  (Oct. 25, 2012)

The period from September through to January sees a number of important holidays for many countries and these holidays represent the peak season for gift giving. Many people’s thoughts often turn to luxury items such as jewelry as well as to electronic items such as mobile phones, MP3 players and the like. ...

High volume Fly Ash in the Madera Project case study

by Headwaters, Inc.  (Mar. 19, 2015)

Located on a fully wooded 44-acre site in Gainesville, Florida, directly adjacent to the University of Florida campus, Madera consists of 80 lots being developed by Green Trust, LLC, and built by three builders. In the spring of 2002, selected builders were invited to participate in a presentation and meeting with the Florida Energy Extension ...

Thermal Plasma Technology Supports Precious Metal Recovery from WEEE

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Oct. 31, 2011)

The article provides an overview of the history of electrical wastes, where we are today and the potential value that can be generated from recovering the valuable precious metals it contains going forward.   The article also discusses how Tetronics’ patented DC Plasma technology has been successfully employed in a wide range of ...

We Created the Technosphere, but is it the Birth Place of the Circular Economy

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Jan. 27, 2015)

Human activity has created the ‘technosphere’, a landscape which is composed of the materials we have developed, created and thrown away. Far from being a miserable landscape that may initially come to mind, like the desolate garbage filled scene in WALL-E, it could actually be the basis on which we can create a more sustainable way of ...

Phoenix county metals case study

by Niton UK Limited  (Jul. 18, 2013)

With their order placed before the instrument was officially available, Phoenix County Metals quickly benefited from their new Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 handheld XRF analyser. The robust Niton XL2 has proven ideal for Phoenix’s application, which involves the identification of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium from waste ...

E-scrap: metals too precious to ignore

by Recycling International  (Nov. 20, 2008)

Increased recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is providing the global recycling industry with fresh challenges. Researchers from Berlin’s University of Technology have been taking a close look at the material flowing into and out of the recycling process, paying special attention to the precious metals content. Their main ...

Toxins Found in E-Waste

by Electronic Recyclers International, Inc (ERI)  (Jan. 5, 2015)

One of the worst effects of a skyrocketing, global e-waste crisis is the risk of toxic contamination for the environment and communities. In fact, delving into the many chemical and heavy metal materials that make up most electronic devices, it seems that toxins and electronics go hand in hand. Though many manufacturers of electronic devices are ...

Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Oct. 29, 2014)

Forgetting your mobile phone can be a real pain, playing on your mind during the day. Then as you think you can feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and you come to realise how dependent we are on our gadgets. Electrical equipment has changed our lives completely and we rely on phones, microwaves, TVs, kettles, computers to keep us informed, ...

Hired metals analyser ensures remediation success

by Ashtead Technology Ltd  (Aug. 21, 2012)

Cognition Land and Water Ltd, a UK based remediation specialist, has hired a portable XRF metals analyser to improve the speed of remediation work at a project in London’s Kentish Town. The project had a major impact on local residents so timescales were extremely tight but Cognition’s Charlie Jarvis says “It would not have been ...

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