The partner has developed an integrated, novel, hydrometallurgical process that is a cost-effective, efficient, safe and eco-friendly answer to the problems faced by the electronics waste recycling industry. The key advantages associated with this technology are as follows:
Less capital- and energy–intensive solution, the initial investment is almost 30% less as compared to pyrometallurgical technologies.
High percentage of metal recovery.
Reduces emission of harmful gases when compared to pyrometallurgical technologies and other leaching technologies using chemicals such as aqua-regia and cyanide-based agents.
Can handle a wide variety of waste materials.