Extraction of copper from small electronic devices populated on discarded PCBs

Kumari, Anjan and singh, R P and Jha, Manis K and Kumar, Vinay (2016) Extraction of copper from small electronic devices populated on discarded PCBs. In: Education in Chemical Science and Technology. Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata, pp. 81-91.

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With the technological development, the demand for electric and electronic equipment (EEE) is increasing rapidly worldwide. Printed circuit boards (PCBs)is one of the essential parts of all EEEs which conatins large no. of small components for different applications.Huge amount of such components are generated during PCBs production as well as after its end of life. recycling and reuse of these devices from waste circuit boards is essential to conserve the resources avoid environmental problem. Present study shows the recovery of valuable copper from small electronic devices such as capacitors, LED, mosfet, etc. populated on discarded PCBs. The crushed samples were leached using nitric acid. 99% copper dissolution was observed at elevated temperature , pulp density of 15 g/L in 60 min with stirring speed of 300 rpm. The metals or its salt can be further produced from the leach liquor by the process of precipitation, evaporation, solvent extraction, etc.

Item Type:Book or NML Publication
Official URL/DOI:http://eprints.nmlindia.org/7639
Uncontrolled Keywords:Recycling; Printed circuit boards; Copper; Leaching
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:7639
Deposited By:Ms. Rekha Panda
Deposited On:31 Aug 2017 11:38
Last Modified:31 Aug 2017 11:46
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