How hiring a specialist precious metal refinery can benefit your business

Precious metal refining is the separation of precious metals from noble-metalliferous materials. It is to be distinguished from other processes such as smelting and calcining in that those two involve a chemical change to the raw material, whereas in refining, the final material is usually identical chemically to the original one, only it is purer. There are many kinds of …

The 7 most common metals that can be recycled

Metal recycling involves the recovery and processing of scrap metal from end-of-life products or structures, as well as from manufacturing scrap, so that it can be introduced as a raw material in the production of new goods. This may involve a number of steps such as identifying, recovering, refining and reclaiming precious or non-precious metals. Why refining and recovering metals …

Why hazardous waste disposal can be a problem

Hazardous waste poses substantial or potential threats to the public health and the environment. It does not necessarily mean there is an immediate risk to human health, although with some waste this can happen. Characteristic hazardous wastes are materials that are known or tested to exhibit one or more of the following four traits: • ignitability • reactivity • corrosivity …