Metal recovery - Metal recovery from WEEE

Metal recovery from the scraps of the petrochemical industry, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgical industry and WEEE.

The recovery of metals, as they are or in combination with other elements, from the scraps of ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgical industry or from WEEE, is becoming of great interest, under the combined pressure of environmental regulations, depletion of traditional sources of supply and the availability of new technologies able to develop complex and structured economical processes.

Today, metal recovery processes from WEEE have reached a good level of standardization, while the possibility of extracting metals from the waste of the ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgical industry is a subject that has just started being researched.

At the Ecotec Research Centre, the issues related to the "recovery of metals" are initially evaluated with small-scale testing and, if any promising results arise, is continued on growing scale pilot systems, until the design of a real industrial plant is achieved.

Given the variability of the composition and characteristics of the matrices that contain these metals, according to the production cycles they originated from, there is no unique valid solution for all of them, but each case is a different story,whether we're talking about the extraction of metals from WEEE or special waste or intermediate industrial process.

The Research Centre is able to develop solutions tailor made for the Customer, experimenting extraction techniques for both wet and thermal processes.