The University of Nottingham Ningbo China researchers are working on an effective method to extract precious metals from electronic waste, which is a tough task for both China and the world.
The project was listed on China International Science and Technology Cooperation items, and it was given 1.5 million yuan fund by the Ministry of Science & Technology and the local government.
"After being applied, it can recover 97 percent of non-ferrous metals from e-waste while cutting energy consumption 15 percent and chemicals used in the process 10 percent," said Prof. Nick Miles, the provost & CEO of UNNC.
More than 1.5 billion yuan can be recycled from 10,000 tons of e-waste consisting of 13 percent of copper, 0.045 percent of gold and iron, palladium and lead.
UNNC hopes that the new technology can be applied within 3 years.
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