Catalyst Recovery

London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCR) leads the way in catalyst recovery services, offering innovative solutions to reclaim and repurpose valuable materials from spent catalysts. Our mission is to support industries in achieving higher efficiency and sustainability by transforming what was once considered waste into a valuable resource.

Our Expertise

  • Advanced Recovery Techniques: Utilising cutting-edge technology, LCR efficiently recovers precious and base metals from spent catalysts, ensuring maximum material retrieval with minimal environmental impact.
  • Tailored Recovery Programs: We understand that every client has unique needs. Our services are customized to provide the best recovery solutions for your specific catalyst materials, operational goals, and environmental standards.
  • Sustainable Practices: Our recovery processes are designed with sustainability in mind, aiming to reduce waste, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and conserve natural resources, aligning with global environmental objectives.

Our Services

  • Precious Metal Recovery: Specialising in the recovery of platinum group metals, gold, and silver from spent catalysts, maximizing return on investment.
  • Base Metal Salvage: Efficiently extracting base metals such as nickel, cobalt, and copper, turning them back into valuable inputs for industrial use.
  • Catalyst De-oiling and Processing: Preparing spent catalysts for metal recovery through safe and effective de-oiling and processing techniques.
  • Comprehensive Material Assessment: Conducting thorough analyses to determine the optimal recovery route for the highest yield and economic return.

Why Choose LCR?

  • Innovative Leadership: At LCR, innovation drives our approach to catalyst recovery, setting new standards for efficiency and sustainability in the industry.
  • Environmental Integrity: We are committed to conducting business in a way that positively impacts the planet, ensuring that our recovery processes contribute to a sustainable future.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Our operations are fully compliant with international environmental and safety standards, providing peace of mind and reliability to our clients.
  • Expert Team: Our team of specialists brings unparalleled expertise in chemistry, metallurgy, and environmental science, offering professional guidance and support throughout the recovery process.

Welcome to our website. We specialise as a catalyst recycler and our business encompasses a range of metallurgical and chemical raw materials, by-products, residues and spent catalysts for downstream use, reclamation and recycling. LCR creates elegant recycling loops – buying back fully processed chemicals and metals from companies we have supplied with secondaries. These are resold to industry worldwide to restart the loop.

Recycling facilities

The absence of comprehensive recycling facilities capable of handling all types and forms of spent catalysts and other secondary raw materials makes it difficult for the generator to find the appropriate recycling outlet. In addition, environmental legislation and transport regulations can be complicated and often vary from country to country. It is a minefield for the uninitiated.

We provide customised recycling solutions to the generators of spent catalysts arising from Oil Refining, Petrochemical, Syngas and Fertilizer Industries.

Spent Catalyst Recycling

It is our aim to provide commercially competitive recycling options with an emphasis on environmentally sound management.

Friendly and knowledgeable staff

Although it is the obligation of the generators of the spent catalyst to classify the material, our knowledgeable and friendly staff can offer advice and assistance with regard to:

  • Packaging Requirements – Whether material should be shipped in bulk, UN/DOT approved drums, catalyst bins or super sacks.
  • Transport Regulations – Our staff are fully conversant with the latest transport regulations and regularly attend courses and updates covering the transport of dangerous goods by land (ADR), sea (IMDG) and air (IATA) as well as 49CFR for movements within the USA.
  • Applicable Environmental Regulations – We have years of experience in the transboundary movement of hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, hazardous and non-hazardous metals and concentrates.

A network of agents and associates around the globe together with long term relationships with fully licenced, ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified recycling facilities, enable us to provide the most suitable, commercially competitive options for each generator.

Site visits / environmental audits

Site visits / environmental audits are available where required.

Many of the recovered metals are returned to the industry in the form of high purity raw materials thus closing the recycling loop.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your Spent Catalyst Recycling options.

Recycled Spent Catalysts

The spent catalysts are recycled and used to produce high-quality metal salts for final applications including new catalyst manufacture, pigments and CO2 removal processes.

LCR also handles many types and forms of other non-ferrous secondaries including, fines, slags, residues, sludges, ashes etc. containing: Co, Cu, Mo, Ni, V, W, Zn.

LCR’s services include advice on packaging and current environmental legislation, transportation according to the latest regulations, the arrangement of weighing and sampling, recycling at fully approved facilities and issuance of Certificates of Recycling/Consumption where required.

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Contact Us

If you would like to speak to someone directly about our catalyst recovery services, please call us on +44 (0)20 7183 0651 or visit our contact page, or contact us via LinkedIn and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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