Precious metals in waste material

The project aims to elaborate analysis methods for characterisation of precious metals in waste and recycled materials. Today lots of precious metals are lost during recycling treatment of e-scrap in the waste management industry, a loss that today is difficult to estimate. The project has the following goals: 1) to map precious metals in e-scrap, 2) to compile experiences and test the possibilities to implement characterization methods of precious metals from other industrial branches, 3) to create opportunity for a future innovation project. An improved knowledge of how precious metals occur in our waste can potentially reduce the losses of valuable materials and possibly change how we today treat our waste.


Project manager
Bo von Bahr
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
Project time
2016-08-24 to 2017-03-26
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Bo von Bahr

project manager, RISE