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An innovative environmentally friendly recycling process for heavy metals in electronic equipment

Objective

The increasing use of electronic equipment will require an environmentally and economically satisfactory method of recycling metals such as Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Platinum etc. At present the main problems are the transfer of the solid mixture of metals into solution, the subsequent separation and the recovery of all individual metals from mixed metal ion solutions. The projects objectives are to recycle all metals present in electronic devices (especially from Printed circuit boards and hard discs) by a novel combination of chemical and electrochemical methods. We expect to develop a portable, superior process for the recycling of metals from electronic wastes than existing methods.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

MOOCK ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
Address
Unit 6A, Mid Road, Blairlinn Industrial Estate
G67 2TT Glasgow
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

INSTITUT FUER MATERIAL - UND UMWELTANALYTIK
Germany
Address
Camburger Strasse 1
99091 Erfurt