Dev Saini

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19 08, 2019

The Facts And Figures Of E-Waste

2019-08-19T12:00:34-07:00 August 19th, 2019|

Electronics have become a part of our modern way of life, and with them, e-waste. In the morning, you probably wake up to the beep of your alarm clock, check your phone for news and notifications, and then go to work which, for most people, involves a computer. Maybe after work, you head out for [...]

8 08, 2019

The Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Urban Mining

2019-08-06T15:24:48-07:00 August 8th, 2019|

Urban mining is a modern solution for tackling some of our planet’s top issues including waste management, resource deficits, environmental concerns, and much more. By harvesting resources from used sources, we can limit our dependence on raw materials, and promote a circular style of economy. However, mining such materials needs to be performed with [...]

25 07, 2019

What Is Incinerator Bottom Ash Used For?

2019-07-25T09:20:12-07:00 July 25th, 2019|

Incinerator bottom ash is a product created by incineration and waste-to-energy facilities. It’s mostly ash from the materials being incinerated as well as some material that did not fully combust. After incineration, the ash mixture weighs about 70% less than the original feed and takes up 90% less space. With such a drastic reduction [...]

8 07, 2019

The Monumental Growth Of E-Waste

2019-07-08T15:11:12-07:00 July 8th, 2019|

E-waste is now the world’s fastest growing waste stream. In 2010, disposal of computers, phones, laptops and other consumer electronics amounted to 33.8 million metric tons of e-waste. Since then, the amount of e-waste has skyrocketed, reaching 50 million metric tons last year. That’s an increase of 48 percent! And this trend is showing no [...]

5 07, 2019

Current Study Underway in Austria To Improve Incinerator Bottom Ash Processing

2019-07-05T16:47:20-07:00 July 5th, 2019|

Sepro team members Andrew Gillis and Jonas Boehnke recently visited Austria to conduct a research study aimed at improving fine metal recovery from incinerator bottom ash.  The Brantner Oestereich’s incinerator bottom ash (IBA) processing operation in Hohenruppersdorf, Austria uses a Sepro Fine Slag Treatment Plant (FSTP) to recover precious metals from IBA. The plant was [...]

20 06, 2019

Recovering Precious, Heavy, And Base Metals With Urban Mining

2019-06-20T16:29:03-07:00 June 20th, 2019|

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you are using a variety of base, precious, and heavy metals right now! You’re probably reading this on your phone or computer, which functions through the use of over 60 types of metals. When our devices become obsolete, urban mining provides a way to recover these valuable metals [...]

11 06, 2019

How Waste Is Turned Into Energy And Valuable Metals

2019-06-11T10:59:12-07:00 June 11th, 2019|

Many communities around the globe are using waste to power their homes. Instead of sending their trash to a landfill, it’s taken to a waste-to-energy facility where it is turned into electricity. As the waste releases energy, a byproduct called incinerator bottom ash (IBA) is created. This IBA contains precious and base metals which can [...]

23 05, 2019

The Resources In Our Cities

2019-05-23T10:54:33-07:00 May 23rd, 2019|

Our cities are full of resources. Roads, buildings, cars, electronics and even our trash can be a treasure trove of valuable materials. Using urban mining processes, we can recover and reuse these resources, which ultimately lessens our need to mine for virgin materials. At Sepro Urban Mining, we look at things a little differently. For [...]

10 05, 2019

Where Does All Your E-Waste Go?

2019-05-10T14:40:52-07:00 May 10th, 2019|

Electronic waste (e-waste) consisting of cellphones, laptops, and other electronics, is now the fastest growing waste stream in the world. Just under 50 million tons of e-waste was generated in 2018, and this number is expected to increase at a rate of 4-5% annually. Without the proper use of urban mining, e-waste is sent to [...]

23 04, 2019

What on Earth Is a Fine Slag Treatment Plant?

2019-04-23T13:36:22-07:00 April 23rd, 2019|

Incinerator bottom ash (IBA) is made up of particles that do not fully combust in waste-to-energy facilities. IBA often contains precious and heavy metals, which can be recovered and recycled when processed properly. Few IBA treatments provide effective recovery of fine metals. As such, current recovery rates are suboptimal and inefficient. Sepro’s Fine Slag Treatment [...]