Types Of E-Waste
Electronic waste or e-waste are materials that are formed when electronic devices that have completed their useful life are scrapped by not fulfilling their function. The area covered by electronic waste is very wide. Nowadays, it is indispensable in almost every device used in daily life and vital activities, in business life and even in every activity.
Electronic waste; large household items (dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, electric cookers, etc.), small household appliances (vacuum cleaners, toasters, scales, carpet washing machines, etc.), information and telecommunication equipment (computers, telephones, etc.), lighting equipment (video cameras, musical instruments, television, etc.), electrical and electronic equipment (drills, saws, etc.), toys, entertainment and sports equipment (video games, coin-operated machines, etc.), medical devices (radiotherapy equipment, dialysis, etc.), monitoring and control devices (thermostats, heat regulators, etc.), vending machines (drinks, money vending machines, etc.).
Electronic wastes encountered in every field contain precious metals. Their recycling becomes more important due to their gold, silver, palladium, and copper contents. It is more profitable to recover these precious metals from waste rather than mine production and requires less labor and energy.
Of course, electronic waste in such different areas cannot be expected to be in the same amount in all types of precious metal content. Although it is not known precisely, the precious metal content varies according to each type it and even the brand of the product.
For example, television cards do not contain much precious metal content. It is unlikely to bring profit when recycled is desired. In addition, the best material in terms of precious metal content is ceramic CPUs. Motherboard, ram, and printed circuit boards come after.
As Proses Makina, we establish turnkey facilities that enable the recycling of electronic waste and the recovery of metals such as gold, silver, palladium, and copper. With the right process, it is possible to recover precious metals with high efficiency.