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Metal nanoparticles are known not to stick to glass, explains research fellow Xiang Fei, who leads the project. Often precious metals like gold are used to catalyse a number of chemical reactions,...
The innovative hydrometallurgical approach has recovered both metals in laboratory-scale tests from standard lithium batteries with ‘reasonable efficiency’, according to Ataur Rahman of...
'The government will work with the European Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded and HM Treasury will underwrite the payment of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond...
The roadmap takes into account the material's entire life-cycle and 'paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission foreseen end of the year', according to EuPC. 'We acknowledge the low...
The ‘robust’ upsurge represents a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 11.6% by 2024. In terms of volume, the market is slated to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8% -...
The new recycling flowsheet processes use crushing, grinding and other simple physical processes to recover valuable metals in an economic and environmentally safe manner, explains mineral processing...
The Asia Pacific region is expected to be dominant in the global market throughout the forecast period 2016-2024. For instance, analysts anticipate that China alone will make a contribution of over...
‘Without fundamental redesign and innovation, about 30% of plastic packaging will never be reused or recycled,’ the report says. This waste stream consists of four segments: small-format...
Poland’s economical performance is ‘epitomised’ by polymer consumption, which surged more than 3.5% between 2009 and 2014, according to a new study by UK research firm Applied...
As the world at large increases the use of nuclear power, there is a need for improved extraction agents for nuclear waste separations and recycling technologies, so argues Steve Liddle, head of...
The value of the global e-scrap recycling market will climb to US$ 34.32 billion by 2022. On a side note, as much as 50 million tonnes of e-scrap is generated annually around the world. International...
The high level of competition among established battery manufacturers for recycling is said to be indicative of the rising adoption and provision of battery recycling. Although battery recycling...
Flexible packaging is expected to witness growth at a compound annual growth rate of 4.6% from 2016 to 2025. It is added that flexible packaging was the largest product segment in 2015, accounting...
‘Europe is the world leader when it comes to recycling paper,’ Ulrich Leberle of the Confederation of European Paper Industries declared at the annual Paper Recycling Conference Europe,...
‘Everybody’s heard of blood diamonds - but maybe people haven’t heard of blood cobalt or tantalum or lithium,’ says project leader Eric Schelter, associate professor in the...
Carbois had previously managed to successfully depolymerise 100% amorphous PET based commercial products into its original monomers, terephthalic acid and mono ethylene glycol. This new step is a '...
Mechanical engineers tested the oil that, when blended with diesel in small percentages, not only gives reduced emissions but also delivers no loss of engine performance. The percentage of fossil...
The two-day event will provide a comprehensive market update regarding relevant ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling issues in India. This is a ‘big opportunity’ for individuals to...
Ferrous metals are expected to generate US$ 252,117 million – leading the market during the forecast period. However, non-ferrous metals are the fastest growing segment and is anticipated to...
The half-life of iodine is more than 15 million years and it can disperse rapidly in air and water, inflicting significant damage on the environment, humans and animals. 'What we're talking about...
A large number of specialist medications contain traces of precious metals. In common with all pharmaceutical products, medications have a limited shelf life and, once this expires, they must be sent...
Engineering plastics are used in an increasing number of markets, with popular markets including electronics, automotive, building & construction, as well as sports & leisure. ‘...
Involving only non-toxic chemicals, the 'easy-to-operate' process employs low-cost, reusable reagents in a way that retains the strength of the cotton fibres. Fabric blends of cotton and polyethylene...
The report covers medical and laboratory materials such as packaging, gloves, tissues, bandages and infusion kits. At present, autoclaving and incineration are the most chosen methods of treatment...
What do tennis rackets, yachts, airplanes and racing bikes have in common? Their key ingredient is carbon fibre. As the range of applications for this material continues to grow, there is increased...
'The lack of reliable harmonised data has long been a barrier to quantifying the potential availability of recycled raw materials,' states the WEEE Forum's secretary general Pascal Leroy. 'This...
AquaRefining uses an entirely reusable water-based technology to produce ingots of ultrapure lead. Through its own on-site assay, Aqua Metals has verified that the lead produced in the AquaRefining...
The high price of carbon fibre, coupled with a steep increase in its use in the aerospace and automotive industries, is driving the rapid growth in carbon fibre recycling which has attracted the...
Approximately 12-15 million vehicles are scrapped each year in the US, so SPI estimates. Meanwhile, the average lifespan of a vehicle is estimated to be about 11.5 years, and increasingly those...
Commissioned by the Materials Recovery for the Future initiative, the project sought to arrive at an understanding of how flexible plastic packaging such as resealable food storage bags, detergent...
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