PGM Clean Down
London Chemicals & Resources Limited (LCR) is proud to represent RS Bruce in relation to the recovery of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) from Nitric Acid plants and PGM clean-down services.
If you’re in an industry that uses precious metals, you know that waste is an inevitable part of the process. However, disposing of that waste can be a challenge, especially when it comes to Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). These metals are highly valuable, but they can also be harmful to the environment. That’s where PGM clean-down services come in.
At London Chemicals & Resources Limited (LCR), we specialize in the recovery and recycling of PGM waste. Our clean-down services are designed to help you dispose of your waste in an environmentally-friendly way while also recovering any valuable metals that may be present.
Why Choose PGM Clean Down Services?
There are many reasons why you should choose PGM clean-down services for your precious metal waste. Here are just a few:
- Eco-friendly: Our clean-down services are designed to minimize the environmental impact of your waste. We use state-of-the-art equipment and processes to ensure that any harmful substances are removed from your waste before it is disposed of.
- Cost-effective: By recovering any valuable metals that may be present in your waste, we can help you offset the cost of disposal. This means that our clean-down services can actually save you money in the long run.
- Expertise: Our team of experts has years of experience in the recovery and recycling of PGM waste. We have the knowledge and expertise to handle even the most complex waste streams.
How PGM Clean Down Services Work
Our clean-down services are designed to be simple and straightforward. Here’s how it works:
- Assessment: We start by assessing your waste stream to determine the best course of action.
- Clean down: We use state-of-the-art equipment and processes to remove any harmful substances from your waste.
The World’s Leading Specialist
RS Bruce is the world’s leading specialist in recovering PGMs from Nitric Acid and other chemical plants. With over 35 years of experience and more than 700 successful clean downs completed, RS Bruce has to date recovered over USD2 bn worth of Palladium, Platinum and Rhodium from clients’ plants.
RS Bruce offers both non-destructive and destructive clean downs of Nitric Acid plants. Non-destructive clean downs of operational plants use mild chemicals and non-aggressive techniques, specially developed by RS Bruce and extensively tested to ensure the safe yet optimal recovery of lost PGMs. Non-destructive clean downs usually take place during scheduled maintenance shutdowns in order to avoid disruption to clients’ production schedules. Clients benefit from an RS Bruce clean-down not only by recovering lost PGMs but also through improved heat exchange efficiency.
Recovery of PGMs
Destructive cleaning of decommissioned plant components is also offered. This can recover 100% of PGMs retained within those components.
RS Bruce uses a wide range of technologies and equipment to recover metals including Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Iridium, Ruthenium, Gold, Silver, Molybdenum, Cobalt, Titanium, Nickel and Copper from a variety of industrial residues such as Process Residues, Sludges, Filter Cakes, Filter Media, Activated Carbon, Diatomaceous Earth & Ion Exchange Resins, Filter Cartridges and Papers, Cathode Plates, Gauzes, PGM Coated Mesh, Shot Blast Wastes and Overspray from PGM Coating, Turbine Blades and Vanes, PPE & Workwear, Lab Smalls, Samples, Filter Papers, Filter Media, Plant and Equipment, Sweepings and Residues from Process Labs, Buildings, Concrete Floors, Wall Coverings and Roof Spaces, Furnace Slag, Refinery Slag, Flue Dust and Sweepings, Dentistry and Medical Wastes, Jewellery Scrap, Floor Sweeps, Electronic Equipment and Specialist Components and Connectors, Raschig rings and Support Structures from Nitric Acid Plants.
Please contact LCR to discuss how we can help you to recover your lost PGMs.
London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCR) is an international distributor, stockist and supplier of industrial inorganic chemicals. We hold several agencies and serve a global customer base both directly and via a network of local agents. LCR is committed to providing efficient service and competitive pricing to all customers.
Working closely with several producer principals around the world, quality, consistency and reliability are all important watchwords for LCR ensuring that our customers return again and again.
Raw materials are supplied for a wide range of applications including the battery, catalyst, ceramic, fertiliser, glass, plating, refinery, superalloy and other industries. Our materials are usually packed in drums or bags in accordance with UN, CLP and other applicable local and international regulations.
We deliver to our customers in quantities ranging from single bags or drums to thousands of tonnes. Transportation by air, sea, rail and truck can be arranged and all deliveries are made according to latest INCOTERMS.
Our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable staff at LCR are familiar with relevant legislation, transport procedures and documentation including REACH, SDSs and ADR.
Full Yield Industry
A Typical example of a Processor which London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCRL) represents is Full Yield Industry Co Ltd (FYI).
Founded in Taiwan in 1981, FYI is a pioneer in recovering metals from waste streams generated in the domestic market. Today FYI has successfully expanded into the global recycling market, achieving ISO9001 approval in 1997 and ISO14001 in 2000.
Approved by the Taiwanese government for metals recovery and treatment of waste materials, FYI is known worldwide for its involvement in this field and also for its fine chemicals and metals.
The plant uses a processing method starting with thermal treatment followed by a wet metallurgical process. The system has been designed to be environmentally friendly and, wherever possible, feed materials are 100% reprocessed. To ensure compliance with the latest environmental legislation, FYI makes regular internal plant checks, meets with EPA officials every month and also welcomes international partners to conduct audits prior to sending materials for recycling. FYI has been successfully audited by some of the world’s largest known companies in the refinery and chemical fields. They are also CHWMEG approved (globally promoting responsible waste stewardship) www.chwmeg.org.
Thousands of tons of materials including refinery and petrochemical spent catalysts are treated at FYI every year. Today, the material is regularly sourced from Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and wherever companies have difficulty disposing of these specialised forms of waste.
FYI produces final products from the secondaries which include molybdenum, nickel, vanadium metals and salts. These are high purity raw materials and consumed in many industries, for example in the production of batteries, ceramics, fertilisers, special glass, plating, superalloys, stainless steel and many others.
Full Yield Industry Co Ltd and London Chemicals & Resources Ltd are constantly striving to grow together and develop further into this market. Enquiries are welcomed from potential partners worldwide.
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If you would like to speak to someone directly about our PGM clean down 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.