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A Safe And Easy Way To Mine Metals From E-Waste

04 Feb

Read the full story at Co.Design.

Hal Watts, a designer and recent graduate of the Imperial College in London, has devised an easier, safer way to recycle copper wiring, one of the most common forms of e-waste. His device, called Esource–which started out as his final project at Imperial–includes two components: a bicycle-powered shredder that pulverizes the copper and its plastic coating into fine particles, and a sorter, which separates the copper from the plastic. The process is not only nonhazardous but also results in a 2% greater yield of pure copper.

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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in E-waste, Recycling, Sustainable design

 

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