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E-waste Recycling July 11, 2018 02:30:20 PM

Ultra-Modern E-Scrap Refining Technology Reaches Major Milestone

Paul Ploumis
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The proprietary e-scrap refining process is being run on a pilot scale at its manufacturing plant in Reno, Nevada.
Ultra-Modern E-Scrap Refining Technology Reaches Major Milestone

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Itronics Inc. announced significant improvement to its e-scrap recycling technique. The company reported that the silver content of its latest bullion shipment increased substantially by 50%, as compared with the prior shipment. The sharp surge in silver content indicates success of successful optimization of its e-scrap refining process for valuable metals.

The proprietary e-scrap refining process is being run on a pilot scale at its manufacturing plant in Reno, Nevada. The technology processes circuit boards extracted from electronic waste and convert them into silver bullion and silver-bearing glass, which in turn are sold. The conversion of circuit boards to commercial products completely eliminates environmental damage caused by harmful metals. The process also generates green energy which contributes significantly to reducing the refining costs. The company had earlier announced that the unique technology is capable of recovering all of the copper, tin, silver, gold and palladium from discarded circuit boards.

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According to Dr. John Whitney, President, Itronics, the company targets to increase the silver content by another 35% in a staged manner over the next two silver bullion shipments. It plans to scale up the operations by expanding the refining capacity at Reno factory over the next three years. Itronics also plans to build larger e-scrap refining facility at the 48-acre northern Nevada site, which will be acquired soon. The company has plans for adding more furnaces and further expanding to commercial levels, Whitney noted.

The Reno, Nevada-headquartered Itronics Inc. focuses on development of technologies that maximize the recovery and uses of metals and minerals, in a sustainable manner.

 

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