Maximizing Profitability from Catalytic Converter Recycling♻️POSTED ON 28 November 2019 by Alice
The catalytic converter recycling process consists of a number of stages and it stands to reason that the more you do yourself the greater the profitability. De-can, mill, smelt, and extract or refine the platinum, palladium, and rhodium out of the catalyst and the full value is yours! Of course, for the majority of catalyst suppliers, often small operations such as salvage yard owners, junkyard owners, tow truck companies, and diesel repair shops, this is not fe ...
E-waste Recycling - The New Opportunity 💻POSTED ON 11 November 2019 by Alice
The rapid expansion of technology, linked to a consumer-driven society, has created explosive growth in the electronics industry. In turn, this has led to a rapidly escalating issue of end-of-life electronics or e-waste. By 2021, 50 million tonnes of e-waste - obsolete computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, copiers, VCRs, fax machines, cell phones, printers, scanners, hard drives, stereo equipment, cables and cords, shredders, microwaves, and more - are likely ...
Hazardous Waste Exporting - A Move in the Right Direction ☢️POSTED ON 23 October 2019 by Alice
Our planet is increasingly being choked by the waste products of development and, many industrialized nations have been attempting to overcome the lack of local waste depositary sites, internal environmental pressures, and high cost of disposal by searching out dumping sites outside their own national boundaries. Such has become the problem that non-governmental organizations have estimated that over 8.5 million tons of waste are transported and traded annually.   ...
A Concise of PGM History 🌟POSTED ON 10 October 2019 by Alice
In the catalytic converter industry, we talk a lot about Platinum Group Metals - after all, for many of us, they are our livelihoods! We felt therefore, it was about time to write a history of these noble precious metals… There are in total 6 Platinum Group Metals - platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, osmium, and iridium. They are grouped together because they share similar physical and chemical properties and tend to occur together in the same mineral depos ...
Rhodium, a "discreet" but booming metal ✨POSTED ON 20 September 2019 by Alice
Rhodium is one of the six Platinum Group Metals (PGM’s) - platinum, palladium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and ruthenium - and the first three on this list are well known to all involved in the catalytic converter market. It would, though, be fair to say that rhodium attracts a great deal less publicity and interest than its catalyst partners, platinum and palladium. Yet, of the three, rhodium has by far the highest activity for the removal of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the exh ...
Fuel Cell RecyclingPOSTED ON 16 September 2019 by Alice
Fuel Cell in some History… A fuel cell converts the chemical energy of a fuel (usually hydrogen) and an oxidizing agent (usually oxygen) into electricity in a process that requires a catalyst. It has been with us since the 19th Century, although it took until the 1950s to create a design for use in vehicles. During the early 1960s, General Electric produced a fuel cell-based electrical power system for NASA’s Gemini and Apollo space ca ...
Precious Metal Investment - Is it Worth It?POSTED ON 11 September 2019 by Alice
Gold in particular, but also other precious metals including silver and the Platinum Group Metals (platinum, palladium, and rhodium), have long been considered attractive investment options. This has been highlighted recently with gold trading at its highest price since April 2013 and showing a 17% gain in just 8 months since the start of this year. And, whilst stock market volatility and concerns over the possibility of a global recession continue, gold prices are likely to ...
Material Losses in ProcessingPOSTED ON 21 August 2019 by Alice
There will always be a discrepancy between the specified content of PGMs (Platinum Group Metals - Platinum, Palladium, and Rhodium) at the time of manufacture and the actual amount recovered after processing. It is estimated that this discrepancy is a loss of around 15% in volume and 20% in value. The higher loss in value terms is due to the costs associated with the smelting and refining processes involved in PGM recovery. These losses can be quantified in two areas: &nbs ...
Palladium market price - Is $1,600 sustainable?POSTED ON 24 July 2019 by Alice
For the second time this year, Palladium recently broke through the $1,600/oz mark, following the price hitting a record high of almost $1,615 earlier this year – almost double the low of $834/oz in August last year, exceeding our predictions. This proved, once again, to be a short term breakthrough, although many now believe that palladium will consolidate its price above $1,600/oz before too long. Metals Focus, one of the leading precious metals consultancies, ...
Recycling Industrial Catalysts ?POSTED ON 16 July 2019 by Alice
We all know and understand the mechanisms and value of the autocatalyst recycling market, and the importance of its role in recovering precious PGMs, from both a financial and environmental perspective. There is, though, another sector of importance - that of industrial catalysts, used in a broad range of industrial processes, perhaps the most important being petroleum refining. In 1949, Honeywell UOP(formerly Universal Oil Products) pioneered the use of platinum catalysts ...
You will find here some articles related to the catalytic converter recycling business and the PGM market news.
- 31 Auto catalyst
- 8 Automotive industry
- 2 Europe
- 11 Platinum Group Metals
- 2 Platinum
- 4 Palladium
- 3 Rhodium
- 5 Regulations