|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Valuable Metals and Energy Recovery from Electronic Waste Streams
||Fiseha Tesfaye, Daniel Lindberg, Joseph Hamuyuni, Leena Hupa, Pekka Taskinen
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Currently, increasing demand for valuable metals, complexities of the available raw materials, and earth’s intrinsic limitations pose a challenge to the whole valuable metals production system. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is also calling for an urgent re-think of metals recycling practices as global demand for metals continues to soar. Consequently, urban mining such as the recovery of precious metals from electronic waste (e-waste) streams through sustainable recycling processes are evolving. The sustainable recycling practices address the scarcity of primary resources while managing environmental issues related to hazardous materials from the e-waste streams. In this paper, state-of-the-art valuable metals recovery from e-waste streams by pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes are critically reviewed. And, innovative ideas for different steps of the thermochemical processes in the valuable metals and energy recovery from the e-waste streams are proposed.
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