The aim of the project was to create a process which could recycle electronic waste completely, economically and environmentally friendly.
After an extensive literature review we drafted a first concept and set out to test it in experiments. The necessary sample material was collected, shredded and milled. With IR-spectroscopy, AAS and thermogravimetry the waste was characterised.
Partial oxidation and melt reduction was tested with our InduCarb, an inductively heated furnace for temperatures up to 1500°C.
With data collected from the experiments our process was modified. Our process reclaims metals, produces energy from plastics and converts glass-fibres and ceramics to clinker replacement, all while being environmentally friendly.
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