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Recovering copper oxide nanoparticles from E-scrap

Recyclekaro has signed an MoU with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre to extract high-purity copper oxide nanoparticles from depopulated printed circuit boards.

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February 8 2024
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Recyclekaro has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India's leading nuclear research institution, according to a press release. The partnership focuses on harnessing BARC's advanced technology to extract high-purity copper oxide nanoparticles from depopulated printed circuit boards (PCBs), showcasing a commitment to technological innovation and environmental sustainability.

Copper oxide nanoparticles produced through this collaboration have multifaceted applications, serving as catalysts for industrial processes, antibacterial coatings for medical and electronic devices, sensors, conductive inks, and contributing to water purification. Beyond the environmental benefits, the collaboration aims to create employment opportunities across the PCB recycling process, from collection and transportation to processing and manufacturing of recycled materials, fostering a positive socio-economic impact.

Rajesh Gupta, Founder & Director of Recyclekaro, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, 'At Recyclekaro, we are committed to exploring innovative methods within the recycling industry. This MOU represents a significant step in advancing our technological capabilities. Our ongoing research and development efforts are driving progress in sustainable technologies and waste management practices, underscoring our commitment to environmental responsibility and our contribution to a more sustainable future.'

Recyclekaro's active contribution to efficient and sustainable PCB recycling operations using advanced technologies aligns with global environmental goals. The collaboration reflects their dedication to advancing a cleaner and greener future, contributing to initiatives that positively impact the ecosystem.

PCBs, rich in metal content, are considered high-value waste. With India generating around 3.2 million tons of electronic waste annually, PCB recycling becomes a crucial aspect of resource conservation, environmental protection, and economic growth. Recyclekaro's ongoing efforts, including the establishment of a Nickel Metal plant and discussions for technology transfer with new partners, reinforce their commitment to environmental sustainability and the promotion of a robust Circular Economy and Urban Mining model.