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Phoenix county metals case study


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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 resells or recycles many different types of precious metal.

Phoenix reclaims metal from many different sources including electronic equipment and scrap components through to jet engine turbines, which contain platinum plated parts. The precious metals are then evaluated for resale. However, where this is not possible, non-ferrous metals and other materials with no value are disposed of via licensed contractors.

Any sensitive material, such as data on hard drives of computers or similar, is destroyed in a controlled and documented manner. Indeed, the company is a recognised contractor for the cleaning and decontaminating of classified military equipment.

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