precious metal refining Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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., ...

  • 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

  • Particulate Venturi Scrubber System

    A precious metal refiner required the most advanced particulate scrubber to replace wet ESP for submicron particulate collection. Due to the very high gold prices, economic reasons were the driving force toward maximum removal efficiency. Macrotek was selected to design and install their ultra high efficiency flooded disc MVA scrubber. In addition to the high removal efficiency for submicron ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

    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, entertained and even alive. It is hard to imagine ...

  • Supporting best in class performance case study

    Challenge: A precious metals refiner retained Antea Group to evaluate and improve their EHS programs with the end goal of achieving best in class EHS performance among the industry as a way to differentiate itself and create additional business opportunity.   As their current New Jersey industrial facility with deteriorating infrastructure was recognized as a significant ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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 ...

  • Increased demand for XRF analyser hire

    Steve Drake, NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology believes that XRF is one of the most important technologies in the company’s fleet of NDT and environmental testing instruments. “With a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications, and with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • 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

  • Case study - Doe Run Peru – Improving productivity with environmental responsibility

    Doe Run Peru aims to become a preferred global provider of premium metals and services, while at the same time working to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible way. The mining and metals company employs roughly 4,000 people at its operations in Peru’s central Andes. The company has run the La Oroya metallurgical complex since 1997 and the Cobriza mine in the Huancavelica ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Recovery of Ruthenium and Other PGMs from Spent Petrochemical Catalysts

    The recovery of platinum group metals from spent petrochemical catalysts has economic benefits by the protection of the supply chain of these valuable and rare metals, thereby helping to create a sustainable value chain in the petrochemical industry for catalysts. Introduction The platinum group metals (PGMs) are used extensively in catalysts for the petrochemical industry owing to ...

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