Valuable Metals and Energy Recovery from Electronic Waste Streams

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List of Authors: Fiseha Tesfaye, Daniel K. Lindberg, Joseph Hamuyuni
Editors: Lei Zhang, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, Neale R. Neelameggham, Donna Post Guillen, Nawshad Haque, Jingxi Zhu, Ziqi Sun, Tao Wang, John A Howarter, Fiseha Tesfaye, Shadia Ikhmayies, Elsa Olivetti, Mark William Kennedy
Place: Berlin
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Springer
Book title: Energy Technology 2017; Carbon Dioxide Management and Other Technologies
Title of series: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series
Number in series: 1
Volume number: 1
Start page: 103
End page: 116
ISBN: 978-3-319-52191-6
eISBN: 978-3-319-52192-3
ISSN: 2367-1181


E-waste management through traditional methods such as disposing in landfills, burning in incinerators or exporting abroad for disposal are no longer options due to the strict environmental regulations. Fortunately, the presence of valuable metals in the e-waste and increasing demand for the metals as well as complexities of the currently available primary raw materials make recycling an attractive and viable option both environmentally and economically. Moreover, it is efficient in terms of resource management by closing the loop of metals. Consequently, urban mining such as the recovery of precious metals from e-waste streams through sustainable recycling processes have emerged. The sustainable recycling practices address the scarcity of primary resources and reduce consumption of energy for metals production while managing environmental issues related to hazardous materials from the e-waste streams. In this paper, valuable metals recoveries from e-waste streams through 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 discussed.


energy recovery, Environmetal protection, e-waste, Metals, solid waste

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