Potential hydrometallurgical processes to recycle metals from discarded personal computer

Dinkar, Om Shankar and Parween, Rukshana and Panda, Rekha and Choubey, Pankaj K and Ambade , Balram and Jha, Manis K (2022) Potential hydrometallurgical processes to recycle metals from discarded personal computer. Geosystem Engineering .



Rapid technological modernization has accelerated the replacement of older electronic goods with newer ones, which has led to the generation of huge quantities of discarded electronic items at its end-of-life, known as electronic wastes (e-wastes). The growing quantity of e-wastes has become a major threat to the society as well as environment. On the other hand, e-wastes contain several valuable metals and materials of high economic value, which compels researchers to work in the area for secondary resources for metal recovery. Metal recovery from such secondary resources will not only preserve the primary resources but also reduce the loss of valuable metals/materials, protect the environment from their hazardous effects as well as reduce the demand-supply gap of metals up to some extent. In view of the above, present study is focused on the possible effort to figure out variety of metals present in the component of waste personal computers (WPCs) as well as different recycling processes implemented for the efficient recovery of metals.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/12269328.2022.2156400
Uncontrolled Keywords:E-wastes; personal computers; components; hydrometallurgical processes; recycling; precious & base metals
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:9377
Deposited By:Dr. MK Jha
Deposited On:03 Oct 2023 15:54
Last Modified:03 Oct 2023 15:54

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