Recovery of Gold and Palladium from E-Scrap

The rise in gold and palladium prices is significantly increasing the profit potential of e-scrap recycling.

That is one of the reasons why US-based Itronics Inc. has started a campaign to produce commercially saleable silver bullion from a mixture of its internally generated silver concentrates and e-scrap (ground up computer circuit boards). “An important objective of this campaign is to obtain measurement data related to recovery of copper, gold and palladium from e-scrap and the composition of the bullion that is produced,” the Reno-headquartered fertilizer, silver, and minerals producer announced in July. Silver bullion production would continue and increase throughout the year.

Itronics has been processing silver-bearing photographic liquids and accumulating the silver-bearing solids since December 2013. “The five times scale up of the leaching pilot plant is nearing completion, which will help maintain silver production going forward by processing the backlog of silver-bearing concentrates,” the company gave account.