The gold recycling boom, the rise in price of precious metals, and the evolving worldwide regulations requiring the environmentally safe disposal and recycling of electronics have contributed to more complicated, diversified, and specialized precious metals recycling processes. Industrial recycling of precious metals extracted from scrap electronics is a field in which materials analysis and precision are of the utmost importance due to the value of the material and the small size of the components that are extracted and processed. For efficient, profitable operations, such electronics recycling businesses require analytical tools in order to identify the exact material makeup of each electronic component and extract the maximum value from each. To learn how Bruker handheld precious metal analyzers can make a difference in your specific operation, contact a Bruker technical sales or applications expert.
Bruker precious metal analyzers are a robust, highly precise analytical tool for a large variety of precious metal in electronics samples, including:
- Connectors and connecting wires
- Connection strips
- Relay contacts
- Switch contacts
- Solder joints
Precious metals electronic components are found in most electronics, from aerospace electronics to consumer cellular phones. For the potential volume and diversity of incoming electronics recycling scrap that a facility might encounter, analytical technologies that can quickly identify various precious metals and their purity are essential to efficiency and maximal profitability.