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Elemetal – Recycling copper

Last updated 899 days ago by Albert Verver


NL GUTS Group of Users of Technology for Separation in the Netherlands


20111207 Elemetal – Bert-Jan Kuipers – “Recycling copper from waste to energy slag and ashes”

Elemetal is an SME and aims at up-cycling of metals, currently focusing on recovering metals from slag and ashes with primarily copper. After mechanical separation, slag and ashes undergo Cu selective leaching under specific conditions. Copper is extracted from the leach and the concentrated extract regenerated with an electrolyte from which the pure element Cu is recovered by electrolytic precipitation.

Current status is demo with 8-10 ton bottom ash per cycle. 750 ton per cycle is under construction. The technical as well as the economical feasibility has been demonstrated. www.elemetal.eu


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