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Electronic scrap reclamation.
J Met 1973 Jun; 25(6):31-34
The Bureau of Mines research described in this report was conducted to develop technology for recovery and recycling of metal values from obsolete electronic equipment. Aluminum of 99-percent purity can be recovered from this equipment, plus copper, lead, tin, silver, and gold. A molten salt electrorefining process was used to extract aluminum from sweated electronic scrap and, at the same time, to concentrate other metal values into a product that could be treated by commercial smelting and refining methods to recover other valuable metals.
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
Journal of Metals
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