metal scrap refinement Articles

  • Materials flow of platinum group metals in Germany

    Platinum group metals have become indispensable in modern industrial society and the demand for PGMs has greatly increased. An in-depth quantitative analysis of PGM applications, lifecycle structure, deficits and optimisation potential in Germany has been carried out by Umicore Precious Metals Refining and Oko-Institute. Besides detailed insights into one of the more opaque metal markets, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • 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., ...

  • Japanese metal powder manufacturer relies on U.S. Rotary Batch Mixer

    Nippon Atomized Metal Powders Corporation uses a patented water-jet atomization process to make high-quality super-fine metal powders from copper, bronze, brass, silver, gold, and stainless steel that are of consistent composition and particle size. Nippon Atomized Metal Powders refined the process of water-jet atomization to produce metal powders with well-shaped, uniform particles in the range ...

  • Determination of Ultra-Trace Mercury Vapor Levels from Industrial & Military Metal Components

    For many years, scrap metal reclaimers did not separate the materials containing mercury from other metals. Such things as mercury switches, dental amalgam, thermometers, and refining wastes from copper, gold and silver were processed along with the typical industrial metals. The result is that a significant portion of the Ferrous and non-Ferrous metals and alloys used today contain some metallic ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Overview of the Whole Copper Recycling Chain

    Copper is of good characteristics. It is easily stretched, molded, and shaped; is resistant to corrosion; conducts heat and electricity easily. Therefore, copper is widely used in construction, power generation and transmission, electronic products manufacturing, and the production of industrial machinery and transportation vehicles. At the same time, as a non-renewable resource, copper is also ...

  • New Roll-Off Makes it Easier to be Green

    Wilkinson iron & metal may have started in the small Texas town of Brownsville, but the business is going as strong as the steel they recycle. Jim Wilkinson grew up around the recycling industry with his grandfather starting out in 1937. Wilkinson took over the business in 1966, serving the southern area of Texas as well as northern Mexico. Collecting Scrap Metal For Wilkinson, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The bullion room case study

    The new Thermo Scientific Niton DXL provides speed, reliability and efficiency for Europe’s largest precious metal dealer. The Bullion Room was founded in 2004, turning over £70,000 in its first year of trading. This year it is on target to hit a turnover of £1 billion, handling 1.5 tonnes of gold per week and placing it firmly as Europe’s largest privately owned precious ...


    By Niton UK Limited

  • Analysis of the Present Copper Recycling Market

    With the development of our economy, the copper recycling market sees a rapid growth. Now 1/3 of the copper consumption comes from the recycle of the copper scrap, therefore the recycle and status of the transaction of the copper will produce greater influence on the whole copper market in the future. Meanwhile, as the construction of the circular economy has been continuously getting ...

  • Lead and Zinc Smelting Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Copper Smelting Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Aluminum Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guideline

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • PGMs market expectations

    HIGHER SUPPLY OFFSET BY STRONG CATALYTIC CONVERTERS DEMAND Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) prices will peak this year. According to experts, the demand of PGMs is likely to exceed the production this year. As a result, the precious metals are expected to record deficits in ...


    By Ecotrade Group

  • Can There Ever be Fair Trade Copper?

    FAIR TRADE COPPER might seem an unfamiliar concept, so I'll start at the beginning. There was once a Midwestern copper smelter called Chemetco. In 2001 it declared itself bankrupt, after being fined nearly four million dollars on conviction of sustained and calculated criminal environmental offences. For ten years, the Chemetco corporation discharged hazardous waste into a tributary of the ...


  • Cost savings through international systems

    The tough economic climate in which we find ourselves has led to business closures, unemployment, and shrunken order books around the world. But for many businesses, it has also inspired proactive managers to take a closer look at how the business operates, both in terms of efficiency and sustainability. A detailed examination of the way in which a business operates can frequently lead to ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Method of low temperature pyrolysis as an answer for PCBs utilization.

    When people buy new computers, TV-sets or trendy mobile phones they do not think much about the future of substituted models. In a consumer society where devices are changed due to their obsolescence rather than break down the problem of pollution by e-wastes becomes more relevant. Disposal of printed circuit ...


    By Technokomplex

  • Recycling asphalt shingles a boon for Minnesota C&D Recycler

    The Northeast Recycling Council estimates that more than 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are scrapped in the U.S. each year; 10 million from installation tear-offs and re-roofing jobs and another one million discarded as waste by asphalt shingle manufacturers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that shingle waste makes up 8 percent of the total building-related waste stream ...


    By Vermeer

  • Source separated residential composting in the US

    THE Field of Dreams movie theme, “if you build it they will come,” is definitely à propos to source separated residential organics composting. While conducting this year's survey, we asked program managers what they think the key ingredients are to offering households the ability to divert more than just yard trimmings at the curb - a practice that is widely adopted in some Canadian provinces and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Economy in car-making - powder metallurgy

    Powder metallurgy (PM) has made a major contribution to the technology of automotive manufacture over the past 70 years. It has been and is still the fastest-growing metalworking technology. Today, on average, it provides about 10kg of the total components of a car — more in the US, where cars are larger and use automatic transmissions in nearly all units sold and less in Europe and Japan, ...

  • Wood recycling is cornerstone of new Tallahassee C&D facility

    For better than four decades, the Williams family, owners of Marpan Supply, Inc., have been in the container services business in and around the Tallahassee area. And for the last 15 years or so, steady area growth meant that waste stream has been heavy with construction & demolition (C&D) debris. Seeing that, prompted Kim Williams, son of Marpan's owner and founder, to question the logic ...


    By Morbark, LLC

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