Students Invent Way to Recover Metal From Incinerator Waste

Students Invent Way to Recover Metal From Incinerator Waste

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incinerator-waste.jpgFormer students at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands are transforming incinerator waste into marketable and eco-friendly raw materials.

Incinerator ash consists of metals—copper, aluminum, zinc, iron, lead, tin and gold—which, if properly recovered, retain their value.

The two are perfecting a technology that sorts out these precious metals for recycling into construction materials. Incineration firms pay them for the recycling services, sell the recovered metals to the contruction industry and voila, a waste stream becomes a revenue stream.

(Continue reading in Ode magazine)

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