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13 03, 2019

Efficient Urban Mining And The Environment

2019-03-13T11:04:40-07:00 March 13th, 2019|

Cell phones, laptops, computers and other electronics generated over 47 million metric tons of waste (known as e-waste) in 2017 and this number is growing at a rate of 3-5% per year. By 2021, it is expected that over 51 million metric tons of e-waste will be generated globally. Unfortunately, most of this waste will [...]

5 03, 2019

The Technical Aspects Of Wet Processing Fine Incinerator Bottom Ash

2019-03-05T15:55:16-07:00 March 5th, 2019|

There are multiple ways to process incinerator bottom ash (IBA). This technical paper looks at the conventional "dry" method of processing IBA and compares it to the "wet" processing system before delving into Sepro's Fine Slag Treatment Plant (FSTP) which can increase the recovery of fine precious metals. For more information, click on the full [...]

26 02, 2019

The Urban Mining Effect

2019-02-26T14:47:34-07:00 February 26th, 2019|

Metal ores found in the Earth are a non-renewable resource. Once we have discovered and extracted every ounce of metal from our planet, the resource is depleted. From this perspective, mining has an ultimate end-date. For a world with an ever-increasing demand for products containing metal, this may seem like a disaster. However, recent developments [...]

12 02, 2019

What Is Urban Mining?

2019-02-07T15:14:41-07:00 February 12th, 2019|

The ever-increasing demand for rare earth elements and precious metals, paired with the push-for-greener technologies has given rise to a new method of mining called urban mining. In short, urban mining is the process of recovering compounds and elements from used products, buildings or waste. Sepro Urban Mining has the ability to maximize the [...]

12 06, 2018

Sepro Urban Metals Releases White Paper On Fine Metal Recovery From Incinerated Bottom Ash

2018-06-12T12:09:27-07:00 June 12th, 2018|

After several positive updates from the Brantner Oesterreich incinerator bottom ash (IBA) plant (read more here and here), Sepro is excited to announce the release of a collaborative white paper authored by Jonas Boehnke, Andrew Gillis, Gerhard Stockinger, and Bernd Bohle. The paper, titled “Wet processing of incinerator bottom ash for precious and base [...]

18 04, 2018

Successful Shaking Table Plant Upgrade in Brantner Fine Slag Treatment Plant

2018-04-19T09:58:51-07:00 April 18th, 2018|

  During a recent Sepro service visit to the Brantner Österreich GmbH Fine Slag Treatment Plant (FSTP) commissioned in 2017, Sepro and Brantner commissioned a shaking table upgrade for the plant with the intent to further upgrade the Falcon SB400 concentrate with regards to gold, silver, and copper. The table upgrade is designed to minimize [...]

13 09, 2017

Sepro Mineral Systems Corp and Brantner Environment Group GmbH Successfully Commission FSTP Plant for Gold Recovery from Incinerated Household Waste (IBA)

2017-09-13T11:41:21-07:00 September 13th, 2017|

Sepro Mineral Systems Corp and Brantner Environment GmbH are pleased to announce the successful commissioning of a modular Fine Slag Treatment Plant (FSTP) at Brantner’s IBA processing operation in Hohenruppersdorf, Austria. The pioneering plant was designed, built and delivered by Sepro within a timeframe of 20 weeks, following the completion of promising test work according [...]

13 07, 2017

Apple Announces a Commitment to Urban Metal Use

2017-07-13T15:03:10-07:00 July 13th, 2017|

As Apple works to reduce the environmental footprint of the products they sell, they have committed to using recycled (rather than mined) metals in their phones, computers and other electronic devices. Although they don’t yet have a plan to fully accomplish this aggressive goal, companies like Sepro will be on the leading edge of developing [...]

13 04, 2017

Incinerator Bottom Ash: Fines Removal and Treatment

2017-05-29T14:23:31-07:00 April 13th, 2017|

Incinerator bottom ash consists of particles in the size range of 0-100mm and is commonly discharged wet from an incinerator. Processing plants recover Ferrous and Non-Ferrous (NF) metals, which can be divided into wet and dry operations. Modern wet systems can reliably cope with dry, moist or wet bottom ash. Dry systems require dry input [...]

7 03, 2017

Sepro Releases E-Waste / WEEE Metal Recovery Flowsheet

2017-05-29T14:23:33-07:00 March 7th, 2017|

Today Sepro has released a simplified flowsheet and process description for its E-Waste / WEEE gold and heavy metal recovery process. Combined with thermal pre-treatment, the Sepro E-Waste / WEEE recovery process is ideal for recovering gold, copper and other heavy metals from printed circuit boards and other E-Waste / WEEE material. Specifically, the process [...]