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In the presented work a method of destruction of the sorted waste electrical and electronic equipment in the plasma furnace was proposed. Condensed products were processed to obtain the pure metals, alloys, and energy.

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Waste electronic equipment contains precious metals (copper, tin, gold, silver). The paper presents an environmentally safe way for the recovery of these metals.

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Melting sorted electronic scrap in a plasma furnace is an effective, wastefree disposal method. As a result of the studies, copper with a purity of ~98%, tin concentrate, environmentally inert slag, and energy have been produced.

Dr Krzysztof Gargul
AGH University of Science and Technology

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This page is a summary of: Recycling of metal bearing electronic scrap in a plasma furnace, JOM, December 2011, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-011-0208-x.
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