precious metal recycling Articles

  • E-scrap: metals too precious to ignore

    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 conclusion is that conventional sorting ...


    By Recycling International

  • Efficient Treatment of Complex Wastewaters at Umicore Precious Metals using Biotechnology

    Untitled Document Paques and Umicore have demonstrated the feasibility of biological treatment of the highly complex Hoboken wastewaters in ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Recovery of Precious Metal Catalysts - A New Process Using Supercritical Water Oxidation

    Up to now, the recovery of precious metals used as catalysts in chemical processes has involved the use of incineration. Now, however, a British-Swedish joint venture has developed a process which uses supercritical water oxidation instead, which provides many economic and environmental advantages. Precious metals are used extensively in catalysts in a wide range of industrial chemical processes. ...

  • 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 ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Duncan recyling & refining - Precious metal recovery from spent catalysts case study

    The Challenge Spent 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 ...

  • Wastewater Metals Removal

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Wastewater Treatment Metals Removal Ton Nerve Gas Agent Container Rinse Waters ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • 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 ...


    By Niton UK Limited

  • Pioneers within WEEE recycling

    In a scrap yard in Switzerland right in the middle of the beautiful Alps you can find one of Eldan Recycling’s most cherished and faithful customers – Cablofer Recycling SA. Cablofer was actually one of the first companies within the WEEE-recycling industry. Cablofer Recycling SA is a scrap metal processor dealing with ferrous and non-ferrous scrap on a 40'000 m2 plot in Switzerland. ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • Metal ions biosorption from dilute aqueous solution

    Biosorption, using non-living biomass (mostly suspended), is briefly reviewed in this paper as applied to toxic metal ions removal, with particular focus on the kinetics and engineering considerations of the process. Several diverse kinetic models were successful in fitting the experimental data. Evidence was provided that the metal biosorption (on Aeromonas caviae biomass) is a complex process. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • E-waste Recycling- Compliance or Necessity

    The era of unorganised recycling of e-waste “formally” ended on 30th April, 2012 in India. With the rise of sun of 1st May, 2012, India joined the club of advanced countries committed for organised recycling of electronic waste. Concerns associated with unorganised recycling: I would like to first of all thank Kabadies (a commonly used terminology ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Recycling copper requires torque and shredding teeth

    Copper has been recycled ever since ancient times. It is said that the Colossus of Rhodes was made of copper, but unfortunately it was recycled and used to make other copper objects. However, it was easier for the ancient recyclers to re-use copper– you could just melt it. These days, recycling copper is much more complicated, as the precious metal is often encased in plastics or other ...


    By Tana Oy

  • More circular economy: How end-of-life vehicle recycling can be improved

    The circular economy package adopted by the European Commission contains numerous measures aimed at promoting resource efficiency and recycling in the EU. Industry representatives are convinced that the recycling of end-of-life vehicles will also benefit from the package. "The measures planned by the European Commission in the field of design and innovation for the circular economy will ...

  • Top 15 things you didn’t know you could recycle

    Figuring out what to recycle and what not to recycle is tough! So we’ve compiled a list of some items and materials that the average character may not have known that they could toss in the recycling bin. We’d be very surprised if you knew that all of these items were recyclable! 1. Pet Fur Believe it or not, all of those mounds of cat and dog hair you’ve ...

  • New study identifies India`s e-waste potential

    The Electronics Industry Association of India ELCINA announced the findings of their study on status and potential of e-waste management in India, conducted with support from DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Ministry of Science and Technology under their Technology Management Programme. The Study was released at a National Conference on E-Waste organised at Pragati Maidan, ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • E-waste problem: beyond CSR

    A lot has been talked about the problems associated with the end of life electrical & electronic equipment or (e-waste). Now, the time has come to aggressively implement effective and environment friendly solution to address this ever growing problem. As we all know, that e-waste has unique combination of hazardous substances and reusable commodities and therefore it is important from ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • High-quality plastics from waste electrical equipment

    All over Europe, electrical and electronic scrap is the waste stream showing the highest growth rates. Since electronic equipment contains the most varied kinds of materials, the recycling of such waste involves high demands with respect to separation and sorting processes. The German plant manufacturer MeWa builds state-of-the-art recycling plants for large international waste management ...


    By Sesotec GmbH

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

    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 managing our resources. Just like we have ...

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