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Electronic waste: a hidden gold mine Press room

2020-11-18 · Incessant demand for electronic equipment produces huge amounts of waste, and in 2016 alone, e-waste amounted to 44.7 megatonnes including 724 kilotonnes from Canada. Although e-waste contains substances that are hazardous to health and the environment, it also contains precious metals that are financially appealing to the recycling industry.

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Urban Mining: The Electronic Waste Gold Mine Visual.ly

The Electronic Waste Gold Mine Millions of dollars worth of gold and silver and sitting in landfills around the world. The precious metals are hidden away in the components that make up our outdated laptops, cellphones and other discarded electronics. As the demand for new technology grows, so does the amount of obsolete hardware.

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Electronic waste a hidden gold mine: Polytechnique

2020-8-7 · Electronic waste a hidden gold mine: Polytechnique Montréal universities and industrial partners to improve the way electric and electronic equipment waste (also known as WEEE, or e-waste

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Chart: Mining Gold From E-Waste Statista

One of the most precious materials that can be sourced from e-waste is gold. The total volume is far lower than the other materials, standing at 500 metric tons. Share of electronic waste

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E-waste, a gold mine of opportunities The Hindu

2018-12-1 · Serge Kimbel considers waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) the same way medieval alchemist Nicolas Flamel once considered lead: as a material akin to gold.

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Why failing to recycle electronics leaves gold mines

2018-4-23 · There’s 80 times as much gold in one ton of cellphones as there is in a gold mine, says Federico Magalini, an expert on electronic waste. That means there’s enormous potential for recycling

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$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in

2020-7-2 · At least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to

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This new method for getting gold from e-waste may

A small Canadian company’s new way of extracting gold and other precious metals is showing big promise for the mining industry, and for efforts to deal with the growing problem of electronic waste.

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A better way to mine gold from old electronics

A better way to mine gold from There's gold in dem dar electronics! "So, in principle, we could devise a process that would be able to separate all of the metals in electronic waste, which

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Electronic Waste: When Billions in Gold, Other

Billions worth of valuable metals such as gold, silver, and copper were dumped or burned last year as electronic waste produced globally jumped to a record 53.6 million tons (Mt), or 7.3 kilogram

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This new method for getting gold from e-waste may

A small Canadian company’s new way of extracting gold and other precious metals is showing big promise for the mining industry, and for efforts to deal with the growing problem of electronic waste.

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$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in

2020-7-2 · At least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to

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Selective Recovery of Gold from Electronic Waste

2019-8-8 · Gold is widely used in the electronic industry, and with the waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) stream generated in the European Union predicted to be over 12 million tons by 2020, an effective recovery method for gold is needed. Currently, used gold recovery methods include physical, pyrometallurgical, or hydrometallurgical treatments, or their combinations.

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Recycling of gold from electronics: Cost-effective use

With over 300 tonnes of gold used in electronics each year, end-of-life electronic equipment offers an important recycling potential for the secondary supply of gold. With gold concentrations reaching 300-350 g/t for mobile phone handsets and 200-250 g/t for computer circuit boards, this “urban mine” is significantly richer than what is available in primary ores.

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E-waste mining could be big business and good for

"The mining of e-waste, and production of pure metal ingots from it of copper or gold, promises to be a very profitable business," said Macquarie's Prof John Mathews.

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Gold Recovery from Electronic Waste & Mining

2 天前 · Traditional mining depends on the utilization of large amounts of toxic cyanide while present E-Waste recycling depends on other highly toxic chemicals and processing methods.There has never been an eco-friendly, cost-effective gold extraction process in either traditional mining nor in the currently explosive E-Waste recycling markets.

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Sustainable technique recovers gold from e-waste

To highlight the improvement Foley's solution presents, consider that it costs $1,520 to extract one kilogram of gold using aqua regia and results in 5,000 litres of waste.

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Recycling of gold from electronics: Cost-effective use

2017-8-28 · the background of the WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment) European Directive that aims to provide a ‘closed loop’ economy, i.e. to foster environmentally sound reuse/recycling and to preserve natural resources. It demonstrates that using gold in electronic equipment in a ‘design for recycling’ approach is cost-effective.

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Electronic waste worth £34bn piling up in 'toxic mine

Electronic waste worth £34bn piling up in 'toxic mine', warns UN report. Very little of the discarded electrical equipment, which includes gold and silver, is being recycled and Britain is

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