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ECO TECHNOLOGY FOR RECOVERING METALS FROM E-SCRAP REACHING THE STAGE OF CONSTRUCTING A SEMI-INDUSTRIAL PILOT PLANT
Our company is creating and developing environmentally friendly technological innovations, starting from registering the intellectual property with European Patent Office/World Intellectual Property Organization and pursuing the transfer of said technologies into commercial use by building semi-industrial pilot plants in order to prove the efficiency and industrial application of said technologies at an industrial scale.
The project currently under development refers to an environmentally friendly and non-toxic METHOD AND REACTOR FOR RECOVERING METAL AND NONMETAL ELEMENTS FROM OBJECTS COMPRISING METAL AND ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (E.G. ELECTRONIC SCRAP)
The referred technological innovation was registered at European Patent Office (EPO) with the professional assistance of the intellectual property firm and EPO patent agent Katzarov from Geneva, Switzerland.
Unlike other existing technologies for recycling and recovery of metal and nonmetal elements (e.g. plastics) from electronic scrap, the method of the present invention is environmentally safe, being an ecological technology; it has industrial applicability, having a high production rate and a 95% – 98% separation of metals purity rate. The present technology ensures high output efficiency while being economical in terms of time and energy consumption, thus being much more cost effective and having much higher output results than when using existing technologies.
Using specific physics fundamentals of atoms and specific physics forces while applying accordingly high frequency and adding specific catalysts in order to create specific conditions (i.e. spherical low pressure plasma, electrolysis, etc.), the present technology comprises two main phases (1) disintegration of the organic compounds, for example the substrate made of plastics, into simpler compounds like carbon black, hydrocarbons, gases, etc., in an environmentally safe way, and (2) separation of metals under a multi-action process.
Both phases of the method are performed inside the same reactor which concentrates the main technological process, all other devices being auxiliary to the development of said process.
The separation of metals has a 95% - 98% purity rate, in a shorter processing time and at lower costs than in the case of existing technologies. The processing time is approximately 30% less when compared with conventional technologies while the costs are approximately 50% less than with existing technologies. The entire technological process is non-toxic, the present method being environmentally safe.
The referenced technological innovation “Method and reactor for recovering metal and nonmetal elements from objects comprising metal and organic compounds“ was created to allow a complex recovery and valorization considering that it has applications in a variety of fields, including:
·The recycling and recovery of metal and nonmetal elements from electronic scrap.
·In oil industry – tar sands and oil shells processing for recovering hydrocarbons, base metals, rare earths and noble metals.
·In car industry – car catalyst scrap recycling for recovering valuable metals.
·The recovering of metals from ore concentrate (the semi-final product of ore processing)
·The separation of valuable metals from various alloys.
·Tetra Pak recycling for the recovery of valuable components
· Strong Partnerships with company interested in joining the process of taking this technological innovation to market with benefits both for commercial use and for public good.
· Partners to invest in building a functional semi-industrial pilot plant to further transfer into practice at industrial level the efficiency of the referred technological innovation;
· Still, partners interested in joining the process of taking the referred technological innovation to market with benefits both for commercial use and for public good.