Proper disposal of electronic waste (WEEE) and of waste in the R4 category, i.e. waste such as electrical and electronic equipment, allows the recovery of a large number of precious metals and components.
The systems designed by FORREC for the treatment of WEEE have zero environmental impact and are developed to guarantee: air flow control, grinding dust control, the recovery of hazardous parts (condensers and batteries) and control and soundproofing of the noisiest components.
With its technology, Forrec is able to combine manual operations with automated separation specific to its plants. Its versatile systems allow the range of treatable WEEEs to extend to the R2 category (washing machines and large household appliances) and the R3 category (TVs and CRT monitors).
The treatment process for WEEEs allows the recovery of the following materials:
- Iron (30%)
- Non-ferrous materials (15%)
- Plastics (30%)
- Electronic boards (5%)
- Small motors (varying quant.)
- Electrical cables (1%)
- Lead batteries (varying quant.)
- AA batteries (varying quant.)
- Condensers (varying quant.)
- Mixed waste (2%)