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.
BlueOak - Precious metal recovery from electronics waste - Case Study
The Challenge In the US, consumers alone dispose of some 3.2 million tonnes of e-waste annually; more than 80% of this ends up as waste, contributing >70% of all toxic metals in U.S. landfills. In a bid to tackle this wastage, BlueOak Resources. USA announced in July 2014 that they had selected Tetronics` technology for their national project to sustainably recover precious metals from electronics waste (e-waste). one of the world`s fastest growing waste streams. This launch project will cement the strategic...
Duncan recyling & refining - Precious metal recovery from spent catalysts case study
The ChallengeSpent catalysts contain Precious Metals, specifically the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) that are valuable as a result of their low natural abundance, unique properties as well as the complex and costly processes that are required for their extraction/refining from primary sources.Duncan Refining and Recycling`s (DR2) President, David Nichols, made the decision to install Tetronics` plasma arc technology at its plant in Oklahoma after seeing it in action during a trip to Europe two years ago. After...
Platinum group metal recovery from spent catalysts case study
The Challenge Catalyst wastes, including automotive catalytic converters and industrial catalysts, contain Precious Metals and specifically Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), which are valuable as a result of their low natural abundance, unique properties as well as the complex and costly processes that are required for their extraction and refining from primary sources. Furuya Metal Co. Ltd., Japan selected Tetronics International to supply a new plasma system for the reclamation of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) from...
WEEE – aren’t materials too precious to lose?
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. Conversation surrounding recyclate quality has become louder recently, no doubt given the advent of TEEP in January. Whilst many would argue the introduction of TEEP...
Phoenix county metals case study
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 materials and products.Phoenix is a specialist precious metals recovery company that has been trading for nearly forty years. The business collects, identifies, sorts and...