Tonnes of Gold from waste

Tonnes of Gold from waste
Tonnes of Gold from waste

It looks like the gold is around you. You have to find out and extract it. People said and proved that there is Gold in cow urine and now it is present in old smart phones. Yes you have gold in the phones that you are throwing away. The only thing is you must take it without polluting the environment.
Hundreds of tonnes of gold could be recovered from old electronic devices such as smartphones, TV sets and computers each year, thanks to a simple chemical method developed by researchers.

Current methods for extracting gold from old gadgets are inefficient and can be hazardous to health, as they often use toxic chemicals such as cyanide, researchers said.

Electrical waste – including old mobile phones, televisions and computers – is thought to contain as much as seven per cent of all the world’s gold, a key component of the printed circuit boards found inside electrical devices.

Tonnes of Gold from waste
Improving how the precious metal is recovered from discarded electronic devices could help reduce the environmental impact of gold mining and cut carbon dioxide emissions, according to researchers from University of Edinburgh in the UK.
They developed a simple extraction method that does not use toxic chemicals and recovers gold more effectively than current methods.
The finding could help salvage some of the estimated 300 tonnes of gold used in electronics each year, researchers said.