International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part G (2016)
Recovery of heavy metal from electronic waste
Ruchi Chauhan, Kanjan Upadhyay
As there is a rapidly growing waste stream of electrical and electronic equipment in the world. E-waste is of great concern because many of the components that make up electrical/electronic products are hazardous. The hazardous materials include heavy metals including lead, cadmium, mercury and beryllium, as well as hazardous chemicals in the plastic casing and printed circuit boards, including brominated flame retardants. E-waste term refers to electrical and electronic products which has multiple components some are toxic and hazardous that can cause serious health and environmental issues if not handled properly. This paper include the titration and DTPA methods for the recovery of heavy metal such as Copper, Iron, Aluminum from E-waste. The estimation test were performed by AAS spectrometer using DTPA method states that 1.761ppm Copper and 117.4ppm Iron were present. The estimation test performed by titration method for Aluminum yields 80% presence of Aluminum 15% Iron and 5% other metals.
How to cite this article:
Ruchi Chauhan, Kanjan Upadhyay. Recovery of heavy metal from electronic waste. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(2): 417-419.